ERIC Number: EJ1017044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Association between School Engagement and Achievement across Three Generations of Mexican American Students
Rodriguez, James L.; Boutakidis, Ioakim P.
Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, v7 n1 p5-12 2013
The study examined the relation of cognitive and emotional engagement and academic achievement across three generations (immigrant, children of immigrant parent(s), non-immigrant) of 474 Mexican American adolescent students attending a junior high school in Southern California. Regression analysis revealed a generational shift in regards to the specific academic engagement components that predicted grade point average (GPA). Cognitive engagement was a positive predictor of GPA for first-generation students while both cognitive and emotional engagement were positive predictors for second-generation students. Meanwhile, only emotional engagement positively predicted GPA for third-generation students. Educational responsiveness is utilized as a conceptual framework to understand, interpret, and discuss the study findings. Implications for the development and implementation of policies and practices for Mexican American students responsive to this generational shift are discussed.
Descriptors: Correlation, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Junior High School Students, Policy Formation, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Mexican Americans, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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