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ERIC Number: ED402364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 19
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Acculturation and Vocational Identity: The Influence of Hispanic Familism.
Morales, Pamilla C.
This study was designed to determine if the level of ethnicity, as measured by an acculturation instrument, is related to levels of vocational identity. Three measures were used: (1) My Vocational Situation (J. L. Holland and others, 1980); (2) the Majority-Minority Relations Survey (MMRS), an alternate form of the American-International Relations Survey instrument developed by G. R. Sodowsky and B. S. Plake (1991); and (3) a biographical questionnaire developed by the researcher. Survey packages were mailed to 467 randomly selected college students who identified themselves as Hispanic. One hundred forty-nine (32%) Hispanic undergraduate students returned the survey. Results demonstrate that Hispanic individuals with high vocational identity are more culturally assimilated into the majority culture. In addition, vocational identity was inversely related to the factor scale of perceived prejudice on the MMRS. Overall, these Hispanic students had levels of vocational identity similar to those of the normative sample. (Contains four tables and eight references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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