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ERIC Number: EJ880392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Ethnic Labeling in Mexican-Origin Youth: A Qualitative Assessment
Malott, Krista M.; Alessandria, Kathryn P.; Kirkpatrick, Megan; Carandang, Justine
Professional School Counseling, v12 n5 p352-364 Jun 2009
Outcomes are reported from a qualitative investigation addressing ethnic label selection, meaning, use, and influences upon Mexican-origin youth. Participants selected multiple labels with distinct meanings and influences. Findings indicate a need for school counselors to honor student label selection and to advocate for variable label use by school professionals and in school documentation. School counselors can provide resources and venues to facilitate student exploration of ethnic labels, as one key component of ethnic identity development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A