ERIC Number: EJ826755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Education, Ethnic Identity, and Acculturation as Predictors of Self-Esteem in Latino Adolescents
Cavazos-Rehg, Patricia A.; DeLucia-Waack, Janice L.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n1 p47-54 Win 2009
This study examines the self-esteem, acculturation, and ethnic identity of 150 Latino adolescents enrolled in either a bilingual or traditional education program. Bilingual education programs were established to ensure that academic failure was not the product of limited English proficiency. Grade point average (GPA), acculturation, and ethnic identity significantly predicted self-esteem for students in bilingual programs, whereas only GPA and acculturation significantly predicted self-esteem for students in traditional educational programs.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Acculturation, Bilingual Education Programs, Adolescents, Limited English Speaking, Predictor Variables, Self Esteem, Hispanic American Students, Conventional Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A