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dc.contributor.advisorCokley, Kevin O. (Kevin O'Neal), 1969-eng
dc.contributor.authorRosales Meza, Rocioeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 29, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractThis 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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b70589677eng
dc.identifier.oclc428442169eng
dc.identifier.otherRosalesR-040109-D11905eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5505eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshMexican American college students -- Cultural assimilationeng
dc.titleCultura y colegio: Latina/o cultural values, acculturation, cultural fit, psychological well-being and academic persistence in Mexican American college studentseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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