The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine factors that contribute to the psychological distress of Latino adolescents. Secondary data were utilized from the California Health Survey conducted 2017-2018. Variables used for this study to investigate psychological distress in Latino adolescent were school, neighborhood attachment, and culture. The study used t-test, one-way anova, and correlations to determine statistical significance of the variables. The results revealed that parenting practices, community safety, school support, and attendance were protective factors for psychological distress for Latino adolescents. Also, among these findings Latinas exposure rate to psychological distress compared to Latino adolescents was higher. These results may be beneficial for future research aimed at developing intervention and programs that attempt to service Latino youth. Understanding the needs and structures in which Latinos live in provide mental health professionals tools that can increase the success of their clients.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Culture, Latino, Mental health, Neighborhood, Psychological distress, School|
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