Understanding the Complexities : Exploring the Impact of Mental Health, Social Support, and Identity in First-Generation College Students

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Blas-Rangel, Lizbeth
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2023-08-31
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Does first-generation status influence mental health? The primary objective of this literature review was exploring the influence of mental health, social support, and identity in first-generation students. The literature review investigated overlapping factors in relation to generational status to understand why this could have an influence on overall mental health. These factors include socioeconomic factors, racial identity, family dynamics, mental health challenges and support at institutions. Findings indicate that generational status is linked with many other factors such as low socioeconomic factors and minority groups which collectively influence the college experience and mental health of first-generation students. Future research should explore these different identities simultaneously to examine the relationship.
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iv, 21 p.
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