ERIC Number: ED187816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Migration on the Puerto Rican Self-Concept.
After reviewing literature on Puerto Rican immigration and the mental health of Puerto Ricans residing in the mainland U.S., this paper describes a study conducted to determine the effects of migration on the self concept of forty young adult Puerto Ricans. Subjects were selected from an alternative high school in the Bronx, New York, and were administered the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale in both English and Spanish. Nine measures of self concept were obtained. Data were analyzed by gender and by language dominance. No significant differences were found between English dominant and Spanish dominant subjects on any of the measures. However, on the "sensitive to criticism index" males reported themselves to be less sensitive to criticism than females. It is concluded that intercultural misunderstanding, and not migration, is responsible for problems in self esteem among Puerto Ricans. The questionnaire used in the study is appended to this paper. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
Note: M.S. Thesis, Queens College of the City of New York. Not available in paper copy due to broken print.