ERIC Number: ED389783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
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Psychological Separation, Ethnic Identity and Adjustment in Chicano/Latinos.
Rodriguez, Ester R.; Bernstein, Bianca L.
This study examined the relationship between psychological separation and college adjustment in a Chicano/Latino sample, a group which has traditionally not valued psychological separation (N=137). Ethnic identity as a moderator variable was also explored. The Psychological Separation Inventory, Student Adjustment to College Questionnaire, and the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure were used as indicators of psychological separation, college adjustment, and ethnic identity, respectively. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses supported two separation variables, freedom from negative emotions with father and involvement of father in everyday practical and personal affairs, as significant predictors of the relationship. Ethnic identity was established as a significant moderator of the psychological separation/college adjustment relationship. Multiple analysis of variance revealed that more paternal than maternal separation was evident and that males were more separated than females in this Chicano/Latino sample. Discussion is focused on within-group issues, including shifting gender roles and cultural norms. (Contains 3 figures, 10 tables, and 25 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Chicanos; Latinos; Psychological Separation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, August 1995).