ERIC Number: EJ746340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
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Perceived Discrimination Experiences and Mental Health of Latina/o American Persons
Moradi, Bonnie; Risco, Cristina
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v53 n4 p411-421 Oct 2006
With a sample of 128 Latina/o persons, the present study examined a model that tested direct, indirect, and mediated relations among perceived discrimination, psychological distress, self-esteem, sense of personal control, and acculturation to Latina/o and U.S. cultures. Path analysis of the model indicated that (a) perceived discrimination was related to greater psychological distress, with personal control partially mediating this link; (b) perceived discrimination was also related, indirectly through personal control, to lower self-esteem; (c) self-esteem partially mediated the relation between personal control and distress; (d) Latina/o and U.S. acculturation were related, indirectly through personal control, to greater self-esteem and lower distress; and (e) U.S. acculturation was related directly to greater distress.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Hispanic Americans, Models, Racial Discrimination, Acculturation, Self Esteem, Path Analysis, Self Control, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States