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The study investigated the role of relocating on the mental health, psychosocial stress, and social support of 159 first- and second-year Latinx college students. Findings revealed students who relocated for college had significantly higher self-reported sense of campus belonging, and social support compared to students who did not relocate. Implications for college readiness organizations and universities with commuter populations are discussed. Future directions to enhance the understanding of Latinx students’ transitionary experiences are also reviewed.


El estudio investigó la importancia de la reubicación en la salud mental, el estrés psicosocial y el apoyo social de 159 estudiantes universitarios Latinxs de primer y segundo año. Los hallazgos revelaron que los estudiantes que se mudaron para asistir a la universidad tenían un sentido de pertenencia al campus y apoyo social significativamente mayor en comparación con los estudiantes que no se mudaron. En este estudio se discuten las implicaciones para las organizaciones de preparación universitaria y las universidades con poblaciones de viajeros entre su domicilio y la universidad. También futuras recomendaciones se dan para mejorar la comprensión de las experiencias de transición de los estudiantes Latinxs.


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Journal of Hispanic Higher Education





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