Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Psychological distress, externalizing and internalizing behaviors among Latino adolescents
by Godinez, Brenda, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 70; 1603559
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine psychological effects, including internalizing and externalizing behaviors, among Latino adolescents. Secondary data were utilized from the California Health Survey administered in 2011–2012. Internalizing behaviors include feelings of depression, hopelessness, nervousness, restlessness, worthlessness, and feeling that everything is an effort. Externalizing behaviors include drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Findings in the study suggested a significant relationship between U.S. citizenship and internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Findings of this study also suggested significant relationships between external and internal behaviors. Additionally, the results showed significance in receiving psychological-emotional counseling.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Social work, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Adolescents, Behaviors, Externalizing, Internalizing, Latinos, Psychological
Publication Number: 1603559
ISBN: 978-1-339-22646-0
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