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ERIC Number: EJ1026054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
"Ayiti Cheri": Cultural Orientation of Early Adolescents in Rural Haiti
Ferguson, Gail M.; Desir, Charlene; Bornstein, Marc H.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v34 n5 p621-637 Jun 2014
Adolescents are an emerging population in Haiti, particularly after the deadly 2010 earthquake. The steady penetration of U.S. culture into this poor, disaster-prone country begs the question, Do today's adolescents possess a similar fondness for their home country, culture, and traditional family values as did Haitians of old? Or are they more oriented toward U.S. culture? Early adolescents (N = 105, 52% female, M = 12.87 years, SD = 0.86) in rural Haiti reported their cultural orientation toward Haitian culture and U.S. culture as well as their family obligations beliefs. Findings revealed high Haitian orientation, very high family obligations (boys especially), and very low U.S. orientation, although adolescents who interacted more frequently with U.S. tourists and those who consumed more U.S. fast food had higher U.S. culture orientation. Despite severe challenges, rural Haitian early adolescents demonstrate remarkable allegiance to their home country, culture, and traditional family values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Haiti; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale
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