Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
In this literature review we examine the effect of immigration on the development of Hispanic adolescents and their ability to succeed academically. The issues of integrating identities, mediating family relationships and avoiding high risk behaviors and their impact on how these young people adjust are also evaluated. Successfully maintaining aspects of both cultures and healthy familial connections were key ingredients to promote an optimal environment for potential achievement, as well as appropriate buffers against ethnic discrimination or prejudice. The paper concludes with limitations of the literature as well as future directions. The findings of these studies support the need for greater diversity within school systems, as well as efforts to create environments that promote Hispanic adolescents' personal well-being and academic success.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 1 2011
Carrol, Erin J. and Barry, Carolyn McNamara
"A review of literature on the effect of immigrant status on Hispanic adolescents' psychosocial adjustment and achievement,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss1/4