Factors of culture and learning disability influencing support choice among Hispanic and Latino youth

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dc.contributor.author Waugh, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-26T15:12:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-26T15:12:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3910
dc.description.abstract This research included male adolescents living on the U.S./Mexico border and the possible effects of a LD and racial and ethnic identification on support seeking behaviour within a bioecological framework. A sample of 34 male Caucasian, Hispanic and Latino students with and without a LD were recruited from two school sites in separate states in the southwest United States. Participants completed a social support questionnaire, selecting support options for managing various life stressors common to adolescents. Research yielded contradicting results from previous explorations of Hispanic and Latino social support behaviours. A one-way ANOVA found no significant differences between the four groups. Independent t-tests clustered students based on racial and ethnic identification with no significant differences. Significant differences were found between LD and non-LD groups in their choice of teachers, with students with a LD being significantly less likely to select teachers for support. In contrast to past research, Caucasian participants were more than twice as likely to select nobody for social support, and less likely to select their parent/guardian, peer/friend, sibling, or teacher for support. Future research should focus on students who are of community and school minority in various contexts across time to gain a more holistic understanding of social support seeking behaviour. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject learning disability en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject support choice en_US
dc.subject social network en_US
dc.subject bioecological en_US
dc.subject homophily en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.title Factors of culture and learning disability influencing support choice among Hispanic and Latino youth en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McGhie-Richmond, Donna
dc.degree.department Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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