ERIC Number: EJ727118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Academic Success among Latino Youths
Martinez, Charles R., Jr.; DeGarmo, David S.; Eddy, J. Mark
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v26 n2 p128-151 2004
This article describes results from the Oregon Latino Youth Survey, which was designed to identify factors that promote or hinder academic success for Latino middle school and high school youngsters. The study samples included a total of 564 Latino and non-Latino students and parents. Analyses showed that Latino students reported a high frequency of discriminatory experiences and institutional barriers at school, and Latino students and their parents were more likely to experience institutional barriers compared to non-Latinos. Furthermore, Latino students and parents reported that they and/or their youngsters were more likely to drop out of school compared to non-Latinos. Path models showed that lower acculturation and more institutional barriers were related to less academic success for Latino students. More parent academic encouragement and staff extracurricular encouragement were associated with better academic outcomes for Latino students. Finally, family socioeconomic disadvantage had an indirect effect on Latino youngster academic success, through effects on parent monitoring and school involvement.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education, Access to Education, Dropouts, Acculturation, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence, Socioeconomic Influences, Latin Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Kindergarten
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon