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Parent Variables that Influence Resiliency and Achievement in Mexican American Adolescents

  • Author(s): Le, Loan B.
  • Advisor(s): Castro Olivo, Sara
  • et al.

The purpose of this study was to identify parental variables that influence social-emotional resiliency and academic success of Mexican American adolescents. Data for 135 parent-student dyads were collected. Parents reported on their education level, acculturation and enculturation level, and income. Students self-reported on their social emotional resiliency. GPA was obtained for 81 students during the second year of the study. Two multiple regression equations were used to see if parent factors significantly predicted student outcomes. Multiple regression analysis found significant predictions of parental enculturation and students' social-emotional resiliency and academic outcomes. Implications and limitations of the study are discussed.

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