ERIC Number: EJ1056637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
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Cultural and Cognitive Predictors of Academic Motivation among Mexican American Adolescents: Caution against Discounting the Impact of Cultural Processes
Piña-Watson, Brandy; López, Belem; Ojeda, Lizette; Rodriguez, Kimberly M.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v43 n2 p109-121 Apr 2015
This study examined the role of cognitive (i.e., grit, hope, and academic skepticism) and cultural variables (i.e., generational status, familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress) on academic motivation among 181 Mexican American adolescents. Results indicated that hope, grit, and familismo positively predicted academic motivation. Conversely, academic skepticism and bicultural stress negatively predicted academic motivation. This study demonstrates that culture is important to consider above and beyond cognitive variables. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Influences, Generational Differences, Family Influence, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Biculturalism, Stress Variables, Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables
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