ERIC Number: EJ645774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Family Obligation and the Academic Motivation of Adolescents from Asian, Latin American, and European Backgrounds.
Fuligni, Andrew J.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n94 p61-75 Win 2001
Studied ethnic variations in academic motivation among 1,000 adolescents from Asian, Latin American, and European backgrounds. Found that a sense of family obligation was associated with greater belief in the value of education and accounts for tendency of Asian and Latin American adolescents to have greater academic motivation than their equally achieving peers with European backgrounds. (Author/DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Chinese Americans, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Educational Attitudes, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Family Attitudes, Family Life, Family Relationship, Filipino Americans, High School Students, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Whites
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California; United States