Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
This study presents the findings of how and to what extent immigration effects Native and Mexican-born Mexican American’s relationships with others. This study was quantitative and measured participant’s levels and qualities of interactions with others. The participants in this study were students from California State University, San Bernardino’s School of Social Work. The student population that was targeted was Native and Mexican-born Mexican Americans. The participants were contacted via email and provided with a questionnaire that measured the quality and quantity of interpersonal relationships they held with others. The original sample size consisted of 53 participants but reduced to a sample size of N=40 after incomplete or non-relevant participants were removed. Qualtrics was used to test the key variables of social ties with others, strong bonds with others, and how negative experiences affected these interactions with others. SPSS assisted in describing the findings through statistical graphs and this researcher interpreted the findings through univariate and bivariate statistics. No significant findings were found to support the hypothesis that negative immigration experiences negative affect the quality and quantity that Native and Mexico-born Mexican Americans have with others.
Zaragoza, Juan, "Effects of Immigration on Interpersonal Relationships with Others Amongst Native and Mexican-Born Mexican Americans" (2018). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 666.