The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the barriers that urban, male Hispanic adolescents face and the interventions that may contribute to their behaviors. Participants (N = 10) were purposefully selected based on the following criteria: 1) Latino males between 18 and 23; 2) U.S. residents for no less than five years; 3) history of recidivist behaviors leading to incarceration; and 4) demonstration of a minimal pattern of two years of resilient behavior. The researcher employed a self-generated demographic questionnaire, a semi-structured interview protocol, and a group moderator’s guide in order to obtain data. Findings were reported in a narrative summary.
Montañez, Javier and Jasparro, Ralph, "Perspectives of Resilience and Recidivism Among Hispanic Male Adolescents" (2011). NERA Conference Proceedings 2011. Paper 8.