How Protective Factors Mitigate Risk and Facilitate Academic Resilience among Poor Minority College Students*
Authors: Erik E. Morales (New Jersey City University, New Jersey, USA)
Book Description: Over the course of ten years, this extensive qualitative study focused on the academic resilience phenomenon. The research identifies significant risk and protective factors and uncovers specific processes by which the students have been able to overcome risk through the strategic utilization of personal, environmental, and familial resources (protective factors). This new book discusses the statistical analysis presented in the study, as well as the data and findings which are used to propose practical suggestions for promoting academic resilience in at-risk youth nationwide.