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ERIC Number: EJ929400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Latino Language-Minority College Going: Adolescent Boys' Language Use and Girls' Social Integration
Callahan, Rebecca M.
Bilingual Research Journal, v31 n1-2 p175-200 2008
This study explores the postsecondary pathways of Latino language-minority young adults in the United States. Using data from the Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project (THEOP) and controlling on background characteristics as well as high-school academic achievement, this study explores the social and linguistic integration of immigrant and native-born Latino linguistic-minority adolescents. Results suggest that home-language use positively predicts postsecondary involvement for Latino language-minority males. Alternately, social integration, either via extracurricular involvement or religious participation, predicts Latina girls' postsecondary participation, with variation in the patterns depending on girls' immigrant generational status. (Contains 3 endnotes, 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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