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ERIC Number: EJ835643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
American Indian College Students' Ethnic Identity and Beliefs about Education
Okagaki, Lynn; Helling, Mary Kay; Bingham, Gary E.
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n2 p157-176 Mar-Apr 2009
Sixty-seven American Indian and 96 European-American undergraduate students responded to questions about their educational and ethnic beliefs and their perceptions of their mother's and father's support for education. The American Indian participants completed some additional items regarding their ethnic beliefs and their perceptions of their parents' cultural beliefs and practices. American Indian students placed greater value on the instrumental importance of education, more strongly affirmed their ethnic identity, and felt closer to their ethnic group than did European American students. For American Indian students, perceptions of mother's socialization of cultural beliefs and practices were strongly related to students' ratings of ethnic identity achievement, ethnic practices and belonging, and importance of ethnic identity. Belief in one's bicultural efficacy was positively correlated with American Indian students' ratings of academic identity and belief in the instrumental importance of school. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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