ERIC Number: EJ727114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Examining Ethnic Identity among Mexican-Origin Adolescents Living in the United States
Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Fine, Mark A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v26 n1 p36-59 2004
This study used structural equation modeling to test a model of ethnic identity development among 513 Mexican-origin adolescents living in the United States. The model examined the influence of ecological factors, familial ethnic socialization, and autonomy on adolescents' ethnic identity achievement. Findings indicated that lower percentages of Mexican-origin individuals attending adolescents' schools and fewer members of adolescents' immediate family born in the United States were each associated with greater familial ethnic socialization; furthermore, familial ethnic socialization was positively related to ethnic identity achievement. These findings suggest that ecological factors indirectly influence ethnic identity achievement through their influence on familial ethnic socialization.
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Adolescents, Socialization, Structural Equation Models, Ethnicity, Mexican Americans, Family Influence, Personal Autonomy, Racial Identification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States