ERIC Number: EJ1020473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Acting Bicultural versus Feeling Bicultural: Cultural Adaptation and School-Related Attitudes among U.S. Latina/o Youth
Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Quirk, Kelley M.; Cousineau, Jennifer R.; Saxena, Suchita R.; Gerhart, James I.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v13 n1 p32-47 Jan 2014
This study examines whether incorporating a multidimensional perspective to the study of the relation between cultural adaptation and academic attitudes among Latinas/os in the United States can clarify this relation. Hypotheses about the relation between cultural adaptation and academic attitudes were examined using data provided by U.S. Latina/o high school students. Findings suggest that enculturation and acculturation moderate each other's effects on academic attitudes and that this moderation effect varies across cultural adaptation dimensions.
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Urban Areas, Academic Ability, Measures (Individuals), Goal Orientation, Questionnaires, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools
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