ERIC Number: ED401369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
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Exploring Relationships of Cultural, Gender, and Personal Identity among Latinos and Latinas.
Miville, Marie L.; Helms, Janet E.
This study explored the potential relationships of personal identity with collective identities based on membership in socially disadvantaged groups (e.g. being Latino/a, being a woman) and socially advantaged group memberships (e.g. being a man) for Latinos and Latinas. The interrelationships among the cultural identity, gender identity, and personal identity of 279 self-identified Latinos (177 women, 102 men) were studied. Participants completed the Womanist Identity Attitude Scale (J. E. Helms, 1990) or Men's Identity Attitude Scale (J. E. Helms, personal communication, 1995) to assess gender identity, and the Personal Identity Scale (L. D. Bennion and G. R. Adams, 1986) to assess personal identity. The cultural, gender, and personal identity scales each measured different levels of conflict and resolution with respect to their identity constructs. Multiple regression and canonical correlations were used to analyze their responses. Results indicate that personal identity is significantly related to both cultural and gender identity for Latinos and Latinas. Cultural and gender identity are also significantly related to each other for Latinos and Latinas. (Contains 5 tables and 26 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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