ERIC Number: EJ1160557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino Adolescent Educational Affiliation Profiles
Gonzalez, Laura M.; Cavanaugh, Alyson M.; Taylor, Laura K.; Stein, Gabriela L.; Mayton, Heather N.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n4 p486-503 Nov 2017
Supporting postsecondary access for Latino adolescents is important due to the size of the population and mixed evidence of progress. In order to better understand the college-going and school belonging attitudes of Latinos, we used an exploratory latent profile analysis to identify the "educational affiliation" profiles present in a sample of Latino seventh- to 10th-grade students in the Southeastern United States. In addition, we investigated how proximal peer processes (support and discrimination) functioned to differentiate membership in the educational affiliation profiles. We found that a three-typology profile was the best fit to the data (low, moderate, and high educational affiliation), and that peer support was more likely to be associated with membership in the high profile (compared with low profile and moderate profile), while peer discrimination was more likely to be associated with membership in the moderate profile (as compared with the high profile). Implications for conceptualizing college readiness are offered.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Profiles, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, College Bound Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Sense of Community, Peer Influence, Likert Scales, Group Membership, Factor Analysis, Student Surveys
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Education Level: Grade 7
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