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ERIC Number: ED458497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Identity among Guatemalan Youth.
de Baessa, Yetilu; Falbo, Toni; Fernandez, Francisco Javier
Ethnic identity was studied among Guatemalan youth to determine whether the intensity of ethnic identity is associated with psychological adjustment, as measured by self-esteem and attitudes towards people outside their ethnic group. One hundred and thirty-seven students (65 males, 72 females) in grades 7 through 12 and ranged in age from 12 to 17 participated in the study. The results showed that two components of ethnic identity, exploration and feelings, correlated significantly with each other. Measures of both components of ethnic identity were positively and significantly associated with self esteem as well as positive attitudes towards people outside one's own ethnic group. The results were similar to results reported among American youth. Thus, despite cultural and historic differences between the two countries, youth in both places showed similar patterns of correlations between ethnic identification and measures of adjustment. (Contains 4 figures and 11 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala