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ERIC Number: EJ1151924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Culture and Educational Stress and Internalizing Symptoms among Latino Adolescents: The Role of Ethnic Identity
Torres, Stephanie A.; DeCarlo Santiago, Catherine
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v27 n3 p344-366 2017
Discrimination experienced by Latino youth in school has been explored in past research although the interrelatedness of culture and educational stress--the stress due to Hispanic culture not being acknowledged in school and racial tensions in school--has been less studied. The current study examines the effect of this stress on internalizing symptoms among 58 low-income Latino adolescents (M[subscript age] =13.31, 53% male) and tests whether ethnic identity moderates this association. Results show that culture and educational stress is associated with worse mental health. Further, a significant ethnic identity X stress interaction was found for somatic problems showing that youth high in ethnic identity exploration reported more somatic problems in the face of high culture and educational stress. Hence, youth who are more actively exploring their identity may be more vulnerable to the damaging context of culture and educational stress. Implications for multicultural consultation are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure
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