Day laborers' life satisfaction: The role of familismo, spirituality,work, health, and discrimination

Lizette Ojeda, Brandy Piña-Watson

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Abstract

Limited research exists on day laborers' mental health. This study identifies relevant factors that influence the life satisfaction of 143 predominantly undocumented Latino male day laborers. Findings demonstrated the importance of familismo, spirituality, work satisfaction, perceived health, and perceived discrimination on life satisfaction. Given the deleterious impact discrimination can have on mental health, we examined whetherperceived discrimination's role on lifesatisfaction would be buffered by familismo, spirituality, work satisfaction, and perceived health. Among these variable, spirituality and perceived health were identified as protective factors against the role of perceived discrimination on life satisfaction. Implications for research and practice with Latino male day laborers are discussed

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-279
Number of pages10
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Cultural values
  • Discrimination
  • Immigrants
  • Latinos
  • Life satisfaction

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