Jasmin Llamas, a graduate student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded a graduate study grant from the Chicano Studies Institute at UC Santa Barbara for work on her second year project entitled “Closing the Educational Gap: Examining Impacts of Intragroup Marginalization on the College Experiences of Latino/a Students.”
This study will attempt to better understand the college experience of Latino/a students by examining relationships between intragroup marginalization, college adjustment, resilience, and thriving among Latino/a college students. In addition, the role of perceived social support will be explored to determine any possible mediating effects. The purpose of this study is to identify difficulties Latino/as have in college as well as potential factors leading to success. This research could potentially highlight ways to lower Latino/a attrition rates and improve Latino/as academic performance as well as overall college experience.
Jasmin Llamas is a first year graduate student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Her advisor, Dr. Melissa Morgan, will also work with her on this project.
The Chicano Studies Institute accepts proposals from graduate students engaged in research on topics pertaining to Chicana/o or Latina/o populations in the United States. Projects grounded in all academic fields are welcome with priority given to interdisciplinary research projects and to applicants not previously funded by the Institute.
[Jasmin Llamas is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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