ERIC Number: EJ1044813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Positive Psychology and Familial Factors as Predictors of Latina/o Students' Hope and College Performance
Cavazos Vela, Javier; Lerma, Eunice; Lenz, A. Stephen; Hinojosa, Karina; Hernandez-Duque, Omar; Gonzalez, Stacey L.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v36 n4 p452-469 Nov 2014
We investigated the contributions of positive psychology and familial factors as predictors of hope and academic performance among 166 Latina/o college students enrolled at a Hispanic Serving Institution of Higher Education. The results indicated that presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, daily spiritual experiences, and mother's educational level were significant predictors of goal-specific hope. None of the positive psychology or familial factors predicted Latina/o students' college performance.
Descriptors: Family Influence, Psychology, Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Psychological Patterns, Educational Attainment, Mothers, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Goal Orientation, Generational Differences, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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