An Exploratory Study of Thriving in Latina/o Undergraduate Students in the U.S.

  • Melissa L. Morgan Consoli University of California Santa Barbara
  • Jasmin D. Llamas University of California Santa Barbara
  • A. Patricia Cabrera University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Erika Noriega University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Nelly Gonzalez University of California, Santa Barbara
Keywords: thriving, college students, Latino/as

Abstract

Thriving, the phenomenon of going through an adversity and emerging “better off,” has been relatively understudied in the field of psychology. The current study investigated thriving in Latino/a undergraduate students. Analysis of qualitative interviews through Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR; Hill, Thompson & Williams, 1997) revealed adversities experienced (e.g., family discord and cultural difficulties), methods of thriving (e.g., cognitive coping, cultural values, faith, resources, social support and perseverance), and gains from the experience (e.g., improved self-concept, improved relationships, and increased knowledge base). Implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed. 

Author Biography

Melissa L. Morgan Consoli, University of California Santa Barbara

Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Dept.

Assistant Professor

Published
2014-11-30
How to Cite
Morgan Consoli, M. L., Llamas, J. D., Cabrera, A. P., Noriega, E., & Gonzalez, N. (2014). An Exploratory Study of Thriving in Latina/o Undergraduate Students in the U.S. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 48(1). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v48i1.250