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Bernal, Martha E.; And Others – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1990
Examines theoretical framework of ethnic identity development in Mexican-American preschool and elementary school children. Two studies based on cognitive development theory assessed an instrument for measuring ethnic identity and for evaluating data. Children's Ethnic Identity Questionnaire responses were found consistent with framework guiding…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Bernal, Martha E.; And Others – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1991
Summarizes empirical literature on the prediction and correlates of school dropout relative to Mexican Americans. Presents theoretical views on factors believed to cause school failure for Mexican-American youths. Discusses a social identity theoretical framework that relates ethnic identity and minority status to the adaptation of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Influences, Ethnicity
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Jones, Evangelina Bustamante; Young, Russell; Rodriguez, James L. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1999
In-depth interviews with Mexican-American and Euro-American bilingual teaching candidates examined differences in reference group orientation, affiliative identity, and rationale for becoming a bilingual teacher. Mexican Americans had a strong Mexican affiliative identity and seemed personally compelled to maintain the language and culture.…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Ethnicity
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Hurtado, Aida; Gurin, Patricia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1987
A study of attitudes toward bilingualism among a national sample of persons of Mexican descent indicated that politically framed ethnic identity fosters positive views of bilingualism. Traditional self-conceptions as Mexican and Spanish-speaking directly encourage support of bilingualism but at the same time engage conservative political attitudes…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Ethnicity, Family Environment, Identification (Psychology)