Environmental predictors of Latinx college students' mental health
What is it about?
We examined how social variables (e.g. family closeness) predicted Latinx college students' depression and anxiety. The only predictor that mattered in terms of mental health was perceived discrimination. The importance of discrimination is consistent with research on other minority groups.
Why is it important?
The only social variable that was important for Latinx college students' mental health was discrimination. Even family closeness and social networks did not protect against this threat to mental health. This study demonstrates that discrimination is not something Latinx college students can just brush off, especially if it is happening regularly.
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