Cultura y colegio: Latina/o cultural values, acculturation, cultural fit, psychological well-being and academic persistence in Mexican American college students

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Cultura y colegio: Latina/o cultural values, acculturation, cultural fit, psychological well-being and academic persistence in Mexican American college students

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dc.contributor.advisor Cokley, Kevin O. (Kevin O'Neal), 1969- en
dc.contributor.author Rosales Meza, Rocio en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T16:32:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T16:32:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Summer en
dc.identifier.other RosalesR-040109-D11905 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5505
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 29, 2009) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the influence of cultural variables, such as Latino cultural values, cultural fit, Anglo-oriented and Mexican- oriented acculturation, on the perceptions of psychological well-being and persistence of 440 Mexican American college students. Two simultaneous regression analyses indicated that congruence of personal values and university values and positive perceptions of the university environment significantly predicted students' positive psychological well-being. The regression model accounted for 40% of the variance in psychological well-being. The second regression analysis indicated that high adherence to Latino cultural values, positive perceptions of the university, and positive psychological functioning predicted 30% of the variance in students' persistence decisions. Educational, institutional, and counseling implications are discussed which focus on acknowledging Mexican American students' culture as a strength in their educational experiences. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mexican American college students -- Cultural assimilation en_US
dc.title Cultura y colegio: Latina/o cultural values, acculturation, cultural fit, psychological well-being and academic persistence in Mexican American college students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational, school, and counseling psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b70589677 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 428442169 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations


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