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Individual, Family, School, And Community Predictors For Depression And Self-esteem: A Comparative Study Between Asian And Latino Adolescents

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Individual, Family, School, And Community Predictors For Depression And Self-esteem: A Comparative Study Between Asian And Latino Adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Min Ju en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:10:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:10:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11739 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11113
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to identify the predictors within the family, school, and community environments of Hispanic and Asian adolescents' that may predict mental health (depression and self-esteem). Another aim was to compare the significant predictors of depression and self-esteem between Hispanic and Asian adolescents. This study used secondary data from Wave II of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS). The target population was 2,114 students (1,008 Hispanics and 1,106 Asians) who were about to graduate from high school and 1,213 parents. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted to examine the associations between environmental variables and mental health (depression and self-esteem) in Latino and Asian adolescents, as well as the additional effects of predictors in a sequential way. In terms of predicting depression, gender and family cohesion were significant predictors for both Hispanic and Asian adolescents. Ethnic differences were observed in the effects on self-esteem. For the Hispanic sample, family cohesion, perceptions of school quality, perceptions of school safety, and perceptions of neighborhood safety were significant predictors. Along with the Hispanic group, family cohesion, perceptions of school quality, and perceptions of school safety were also significant predictors for the Asian sample. However, perception of neighborhood safety was not a significant predictor for Asian adolescents. Practice implications for effective interventions and recommendations for future study were suggested based on the findings of this study. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Individual, Family, School, And Community Predictors For Depression And Self-esteem: A Comparative Study Between Asian And Latino Adolescents en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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