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.
Chavez, Crystal, "Latino Students: The Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Attachment with Peers, Self-Efficacy, and Purpose in Life" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6838.
School Psychology | Social Psychology
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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