Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Psychological distress and other factors that influence levels of social cohesion among Latino and Asian adolescents: A quantitative study
by Santoyo, Veronica M., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 60; 1606100
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine how the levels of social cohesion were associated with socioeconomic status (SES), feeling safe at school and within the neighborhood, as well as psychological distress among Latinos and Asian adolescents. This was achieved via a quantitative study analyzing secondary data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), 2011–2012, conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research. Results revealed a statistically significant relationship between SES and social cohesion among Latino and Asian adolescents. Results also indicated a statistically significant relationship between feeling safe within the school and neighborhood and the levels of social cohesion for Latino and Asian adolescents. Finally, the study revealed a statistically significant relationship between psychological distress and levels of social cohesion among Latino and Asian adolescents. The findings are beneficial in understanding the importance of social cohesion among adolescents and their well-being.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Feeling safe within the neighborhood and school, Latino and asian adolescents, Psychological distress, Quantitative study, Social cohesion, Social work
Publication Number: 1606100
ISBN: 9781339362830
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