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Understanding the stressors of Latino students: Protected and unprotected
by Gonzalez, Isidoro, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 58; 1523253
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research is to gain an understanding of the mental health needs of Latino university students particularly those who are participants of the AB 540 program by assessing their level of psychological distress. Comparing Latino college students who are AB 540 program participants to non-program participants will add to the social work knowledge base by providing information regarding the mental health service needs of AB 540 program participants. A survey was administered to determine if there was a difference in psychological distress, anxiety, and stress among documented Latino college students and Latino college students enrolled in the AB 540 program. According to the data that was collected and analyzed Latino AB 540 students reported experiencing more symptoms of depression and anxiety than Latinos who are not enrolled in the AB 540 program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Glezakos, Agathi, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Higher education
Keywords: AB 540, Anxiety, Depression, Undocumented
Publication Number: 1523253
ISBN: 978-1-303-20717-4
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