Theses Doctoral

Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá: Sense of Belonging Among Latinx DACA Recipient University Students

Calle, Cassandra Zarina

This study was conducted in order to more accurately understand the relationship between sense of belonging in the U.S., self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and mental health and well-being for Latinx DACA recipient college students in the United States. Additionally, results were intended to assist in providing critical information regarding: (a) adequate support to Latinx DACA recipient college students, (b) informed consulting for policy shifts and changes with legal status, and (c) ethical psychological care to Latinx DACA recipient individuals. Ten participants were interviewed and given self-report measures (BDI and BAI) in order to glean insight on the aforementioned relationship. Data analysis included consensual qualitative research (CQR) analysis for interview transcripts and averages of self-report measures as compared to general university student population scores (BDI and BAI). Qualitative results are organized under eight overarching themes. Clinical implications, considerations for immigration policies, and considerations for university policies are discussed and explored.

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Miville, Marie
Ph.D., Columbia University
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August 18, 2021