The effects of perceived support, perceived barriers, and coping self-efficacy on Latina/o engineering students' well-being
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This study tested a model of Latina/o students' life satisfaction based on Lent's (2004) integrative well-being model. A total of 336 Latina/o engineering students attending a Hispanic serving institution completed measures of life satisfaction, engineering coping efficacy, perceived barriers, and perceived support. The results of a path analysis provide support for a model in which coping efficacy was predicted by engineering perceived supports and perceived barriers. Additionally, the results suggested that engineering perceived barriers were positively related with engineering perceived supports. Finally, the association between coping efficacy and life satisfaction was not supported. Thus, the findings did not provide support for an indirect link between engineering perceived supports and barriers to life satisfaction, through coping efficacy. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
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