ERIC Number: EJ829885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Youths of Mexican Descent of the Southwest: Exploring Differences in Ethnic Labels
Holley, Lynn C.; Salas, Lorraine Moya; Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Yabiku, Scott T.; Fitzharris, Blythe; Jackson, Kelly F.
Children & Schools, v31 n1 p15-26 Jan 2009
Knowledge of the factors that influence youths' choice of racial or ethnic labels would help us understand intragroup diversity, suggest ways in which school social workers can support youths' ethnic identity development, and learn whether youths who choose different combinations of labels may be grouped together for research purposes. This study of 2,857 Mexican-origin youths in the U.S. Southwest found that linguistic acculturation, socioeconomic status, and educational aspirations are related to choice of ethnic labels. Implications for social work interventions in schools and for future research are offered.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, School Social Workers, Mexican Americans, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Identification, Youth, Acculturation, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Aspiration, Cultural Influences, Language Usage, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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