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ERIC Number: ED522256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 197
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-6214-4
Comparison of Latino and Non-Latino Superintendents' Positive Psychological Functioning and Resilience in School Districts within North America
Cortes, Anthony
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Marywood University
The purpose of the present research study was to investigate and compare the positive psychological functioning between Latino and non-Latino superintendents currently in schools within North America. The primary focus of the research was to determine if the psychological capital and resilience measures of Latino superintendents were significantly different than their non-Latino (White or Caucasian) colleagues. The study yielded a total of 147 superintendent respondents who completed an Internet-based survey with the largest percentage of participants coming from the Southwest and West Coast regions of the US (85%, n = 125). The final sample included 72 Latino and 69 non-Latino (White or Caucasian) superintendents. Both Latino and non-Latino participants were found to have moderate to high range of psychological capital and resilience. The ANCOVA results for the study revealed significant differences in positive psychological capital and resilience between Latino and non-Latino superintendents with the former having a higher adjusted-mean total score than non-Latino superintendents. Findings indicated that high-level psychological capital was slightly higher for Latino superintendents. [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
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Language: English
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