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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

17

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 21-29

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2011

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

9 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 1 2011

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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