Examining General Strain Theory: Racial Strain and Coping Methods of Latinx Americans

dc.contributor.advisorConnell, Nadine M.
dc.creatorSantos, Karl Mari C.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-07T23:33:06Z
dc.date.available2019-10-07T23:33:06Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.date.updated2019-10-07T23:33:08Z
dc.description.abstractExisting literature primarily focuses on the experiences of Black and African Americans and strain. As a result, few studies have examined how other minorities, such as Latinx populations, experience strain in regards to criminality. Agnew’s General Strain Theory may provide a theoretical explanation in how Latinx populations choose to cope with racial strain. This mixed-methods study seeks to expand our understanding of responses to racial strain by highlighting the experiences of Latinx Americans. By examining survey data from a Latino Second Generation Study and focus groups of Latinx college students, this study investigates if experiences with racial strain increase the likelihood that individuals will approve of legal or illegal protest. Results find that the experience of discrimination is a significant correlate in regards to accepted forms of protest. There is a discussion on the implications of what these findings mean in regards to GST and coping mechanisms.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/6971
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights©2019 Karl Mari C. Santos
dc.subjectEthnic conflict
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectHispanic Americans
dc.subjectCrime—Sociological aspects
dc.subjectStress (Psychology)
dc.titleExamining General Strain Theory: Racial Strain and Coping Methods of Latinx Americans
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCriminology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Dallas
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMS

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