Too latino and not latino enough: The role of ethnicity-related stressors on latino college students' life satisfaction

  • Ojeda L
  • Navarro R
  • Meza R
 et al. 
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Abstract

The relationship between demographics (generation status, age, gender, education level) and ethnicity-related stressors, namely, perceived discrimination, stereotype confirmation concern, and own-group conformity pressure, and the life satisfaction of 115 Latino college students was examined. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated the demographic and ethnicity-related stressors collectively significantly predicted life satisfaction. Specifically, older students, men, students who reported lower stereotype confirmation concern and own-group conformity pressure had significantly higher life satisfaction than younger students, women, and students who reported higher stereotype confirmation concern and own-group conformity pressure, respectively. Implications for college personnel and future research examining the consequences of ethnicity-related stressors on Latino college students' well-being are delineated.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Latinos
  • college students
  • discrimination
  • life satisfaction
  • stereotypes

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