ERIC Number: EJ1040586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
The Relationship between Mental Health, Acculturative Stress, and Academic Performance in a Latino Middle School Sample
Albeg, Loren J.; Castro-Olivo, Sara M.
Contemporary School Psychology, v18 n3 p178-186 Sep 2014
This study evaluated the relationship between acculturative stress, symptoms of internalizing mental health problems, and academic performance in a sample of 94 Latino middle school students. Students reported on symptoms indicative of depression and anxiety related problems and acculturative stress. Teachers reported on students' academic behavior and performance. Acculturative stress and symptoms of internalizing mental health problems were found to have a significant inverse association with students' academic performance. Implications for the development of culturally responsive interventions that address mental health problems and acculturative stress are discussed.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Mental Health, Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Depression (Psychology), Acculturation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Culturally Relevant Education, Intervention, Middle School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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