Too Latino and Not Latino Enough Academic Article uri icon


  • The relationship between demographics (generation status, age, gender, education level) and ethnicity-related stressors, namely, perceived discrimination, stereotype confirmation concern, and own-group conformity pressure, and the life satisfaction of 115 Latino college students was examined. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated the demographic and ethnicity-related stressors collectively significantly predicted life satisfaction. Specifically, older students, men, students who reported lower stereotype confirmation concern and own-group conformity pressure had significantly higher life satisfaction than younger students, women, and students who reported higher stereotype confirmation concern and own-group conformity pressure, respectively. Implications for college personnel and future research examining the consequences of ethnicity-related stressors on Latino college students well-being are delineated.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

altmetric score

  • 3.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Ojeda, L., Navarro, R. L., Meza, R. R., & Arbona, C.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Ojeda, Lizette||Navarro, Rachel L||Meza, RocĂ­o Rosales||Arbona, Consuelo

publication date

  • January 2012