Abstract

How do Latino students view themselves in relation to their ethnic identity, attachment to peers, purpose in life and self-efficacy? The study involved the participation of 50 Latino college students ranging from 18 to 39 years of age. This study investigated the relationship between Latino students’ ethnic identity, attachment to peers, purpose in life, and self-efficacy. This was examined with a questionnaire consisting of four parts. Participants answered questions pertaining to their ethnic identity, attachment to peers, purpose in life and self-efficacy. Results suggest through an intercorrelation analysis, Latino students with strong ethnic identity showed high levels of purpose in life, though they were less attached to peers. Additionally, Latino students with a strong attachment to peers showed lower levels of purpose in life and self efficacy. Results from a linear regression analysis showed that ethnic identity predicted purpose in life.

Advisor

Thelamour, Barbara

Department

Psychology

Disciplines

School Psychology | Social Psychology

Publication Date

2015

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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