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ERIC Number: EJ818750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Neighborhood, Parenting, and Adolescent Factors and Academic Achievement in Latino Adolescents from Immigrant Families
Henry, Carolyn S.; Merten, Michael J.; Plunkett, Scott W.; Sands, Tovah
Family Relations, v57 n5 p579-590 Dec 2008
Self-report questionnaire, school records, and census block group data for 502 Latino adolescents in immigrant families were examined using multilevel modeling to test how structural neighborhood adversity, in addition to perceived neighborhood, parental, and adolescent factors, explained grade point average (GPA). The results showed perceived neighborhood risk, mothers' education aspirations for youth, and gender were directly related to GPA. Academic motivation mediated the relationship between fathers' and mothers' monitoring and GPA. Implications for prevention, intervention, and policy are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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