Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Interamerican Journal of Psychology

Volume

51

Issue

1

Pages

88-106

Abstract

This exploratory, qualitative study looks at resilience in Mexican Nationals and Mexican Immigrants. Eight Mexican Nationals and six Mexican Immigrants participated in one to three hour semi-structured interviews that asked about their perceptions of stressors, motivation and success in life. Participant responses were analyzed thematically for resilience using Thematic Analysis (Boyatzis, 1998). Contrastive Analysis of themes indicated that resilience can differ based on cultural circumstances (i.e., Mexican National/Mexican Immigrant) given that barriers and therefore potential gains differ by population. In further results, resilience was highlighted as the result of a process, or combination and interaction of experiences as opposed to being due to any specific trait. Specific emergent themes for facilitating resilience included Environmental Resources, Positive Attitudes, and Response Frameworks. Limitations, suggestions for future research, and implications for psychologists are discussed.

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Author Posting. © The Authors 2017. This article is posted here by permission of the Interamerican Society of Psychology for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Interamerican Journal of Psychology, vol. 51, no. 1, 2017, https://journal.sipsych.org/index.php/IJP/article/view/323

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