Resilience Through Family: Family Support as an Academic and Psychological Protective Resource for Mexican Descent First-Generation College Students

Amber Jimenez, Brandy Piña-Watson, Gabriela Manzo

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Abstract

The present study examines the potential protective effect of familial support among first-gen Mexican descent college students regarding GPA, college persistence, and depressive symptoms. Participants included 487 Mexican descent college students from across the United States (66.7% first-gen). Results indicated that being a first-gen student was not related to the outcomes; however, family support was related to better academic and psychological outcomes (lower depressive symptoms and higher college persistence) regardless of generation status.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Mexican descent college students
  • college persistence
  • depressive symptoms
  • family support
  • first-gen college students

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