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ERIC Number: ED513831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 84
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-1853-2
Ethnic Identity, Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions, and Perceptions of University Environment as Predictors of Coping among Latina/o Graduate Students
Sauceda, Enedelia
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
Latino graduate students' coping styles were explored within the context of their ethnic identity levels, perceptions of university environment, and perception of program racial microaggressions. Participants were 309 graduate students attending various universities. The student's collectivistic coping styles (Forbearance and Support Seeking) were each regressed on Racial Microaggressions (professor), Racial Microaggressions (peer), Ethnic Identity, and University Environment. It was determined that 10% of the total variance in Support Seeking and 8% of the total variance in Forbearance was accounted for by the predictor variables. Racial Microaggressions (Peer) and University Environment emerged as significant predictors of Forbearance; showing a positive relation between Racial Microaggressions (peers) and Forbearance and a negative relation between University Environment and Forbearance. This study demonstrated how the experiences of Latinos in higher education need to be further explored, especially within the construct of racial microaggressions. Students are experiencing racial microaggressions and ethnic identity may be overlooked as a strength and protective factor on the graduate school journey. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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