Counseling Faculty Publications and Presentations
The Effects of Barriers, Acculturation, and Academic Goals on Latina/o Students’ Academic Performance
The current study explored 112 Latina/o college students’ perceptions of barriers, acculturation, academic goals, and academic performance. Acculturation to the Anglo culture and academic goals were positively related to college performance. Perceptions of career barriers also had a positive relationship with college performance. A discussion regarding the importance of these findings is provided and implications for counselors are offered.
Vela, J. C., Johnson, M. B., Cavazos, L., Ikonomopoulos, J., & Gonzalez, S. L. (2014). The effects of barriers, acculturation, and academic goals on Latina/o students’ academic performance. VISTAS Online, 37, 1-11.