ERIC Number: EJ825891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Reference Count: 69
The Central Role of Familial Ethnic Socialization in Latino Adolescents' Cultural Orientation
Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Alfaro, Edna C.; Bamaca, Mayra Y.; Guimond, Amy B.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n1 p46-60 Feb 2009
The current study utilized an ecological framework to examine the longitudinal interrelations among Latino adolescents' (N = 323) cultural orientation (i.e., ethnic identity and enculturation), familial ethnic socialization experiences, and generational status. Findings indicated that ethnic identity and enculturation were both predicted by adolescents' generational status, although some of these relations were indirect via the relation between generational status and familial ethnic socialization. Findings underscore the importance of examining the dimensions of cultural orientation independent of one another and considering the central role of familial socialization practices in these processes. Moreover, the current work provides direction for further theoretical work to advance our understanding of the unique aspects of cultural orientation.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Socialization, Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences, Acculturation, Family Environment, Family Influence, Age Differences, Predictor Variables, Longitudinal Studies
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