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The effects of acculturation and education on resilience among Mexican-Americans

The present study was designed to investigate the role of acculturation and level of education on resilience in Mexican-Americans. Of those recruited in the university’s participant pool website and through the community, 166 self-identified Mexican-Americans completed almost all of the survey measures (non-Mexican participants and those who only completed one of the measures were excluded from the data analysis). There was a statistically significant positive relationship between acculturation and resilience; however this was only true for Mexican Orientation. The other hypotheses of education and resilience being correlated as well as there being a positive interaction between acculturation and education on resilience were not supported in this study. There is still much to be gained in the area of research around resilience.

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