Citizenship/immigration status, high poverty rates and gender specific issues, present a significant problem, when addressing the mental health needs of Latino adolescents. This study utilized data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The independent variables for the study were citizenship/immigration status, socioeconomic status, and gender. The dependent variable was mental health. To examine the relationship between the independent and dependent variables, a frequency and regression analysis was performed. The results of the study indicate that citizenship/immigration status and gender are significant predictors of mental health among Latino adolescents. The results of the study suggest that social workers, community leaders, community members, and mental health providers, should explore selecting effective interventions with optimal outcomes for the mental health of this population.
|Advisor:||Villa, Valentine M.|
|Commitee:||Huynh-Hohnbaum, Anh-Luu T., Weaver, Dale|
|School:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, Educational psychology, Clinical psychology, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, Citizenship, Gender, Immigration, Latinos, Socioeconomic|
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