Resilience and Thriving in the Latino/a Population: Intersections and Discrepancies

  • Melissa Lynne Morgan Consoli University of California Santa Barbara
  • Susana Ayala López University of California Santa Barbara
  • Nelly Gonzales University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ana P Cabrera University of California Santa Barbara
  • Jasmin Llamas University of California Santa Barbara
  • Susana Ortega University of California Santa Barbara

Abstract

A mixed methodological approach was used to explore the phenomena of resilience and thriving in 102 Latino/a community members in a west coast county in the United States. Thematic Analysis of open-ended question responses about resilience and thriving highlighted the relationship between these constructs and revealed themes of both internal and external strategies for resilience and thriving. Findings also revealed difficulty in participants’ differentiation between resilience and thriving. Multiple hierarchical regression analyses examined the predictive contributions of factors correlated with resilience for thriving. Implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.

Author Biographies

Melissa Lynne Morgan Consoli, University of California Santa Barbara

Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Dept.

Assistant Professor

Susana Ayala López, University of California Santa Barbara
Doctoral Student
Nelly Gonzales, University of California Santa Barbara
Doctoral Student
Published
2013-01-03
How to Cite
Morgan Consoli, M. L., López, S. A., Gonzales, N., Cabrera, A. P., Llamas, J., & Ortega, S. (2013). Resilience and Thriving in the Latino/a Population: Intersections and Discrepancies. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 45(3). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v45i3.165