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Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2011 Apr;17(2):195-203. doi: 10.1037/a0023359.

Minority stress and college persistence attitudes among African American, Asian American, and Latino students: perception of university environment as a mediator.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, 50011-3180, USA. wei@iastate.edu

Abstract

We examined whether perception of university environment mediated the association between minority status stress and college persistence attitudes after controlling for perceived general stress. Participants were 160 Asian American, African American, and Latino students who attended a predominantly White university. Results of a path model analysis showed that university environment was a significant mediator for the association between minority status stress and college persistence attitudes. Additionally, minority status stress was distinct from perceived general stress. Finally, the results from a multiple-group comparison indicated that the magnitude of the mediation effect was invariant across Asian American, African American, and Latino college students, thus supporting the generalizability of the mediation model.

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