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Vera, Helen; De Los Santos, Esmeralda – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2005
Identity concepts that Chicana feminists have described as central to their developmental experience are not reflected in the traditional views of identity, feminist accounts of women's identity, or ethnic identity theory. Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldua initially postulated that in the straddling of two cultures, a hybrid or mestiza identity is…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Feminism, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology)
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Halim, May Ling; Ruble, Diane N.; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Zosuls, Kristina M.; Lurye, Leah E.; Greulich, Faith K. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Many young children pass through a stage of gender appearance rigidity; girls insist on wearing dresses, often pink and frilly, whereas boys refuse to wear anything with a hint of femininity. In 2 studies, we investigated the prevalence of this apparent hallmark of early gender development and its relation to children's growing identification with…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Child Development, Sexual Identity, Physical Characteristics
Phinney, Jean S.; Alipuria, Linda Line – 1987
Erikson's concept of identity has become a central focus for studying adolescent development. Identity is a psychosocial construct involving the creation of a sense of sameness and continuity, a unity of personality achieved through a process of crisis and commitment. Although culture is a factor in Erikson's theory, research on adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Students
Phinney, Jean S.; Ambarsoom, Hamlet – 1987
The theoretical basis of most studies of identity development is Erikson's theory, which proposes that the achievement of a personal identity is the central developmental task of adolescence. Although Erikson mentioned the role of culture, no research has examined ethnicity directly as a dimension of identity. This study examined ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Students, College Students
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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
Bernal, Martha E., Ed.; Knight, George P., Ed. – 1993
This book contains 14 research papers and reviews on the development of ethnic identity in childhood and adolescence and the transmission of ethnic identity within families and across family generations. The research focuses on Hispanic-Americans, particularly Mexican-Americans; some studies include Blacks, American Indians, Asian-Americans, and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Child Development, Children
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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)
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Mendelberg, Hava E. – Adolescence, 1986
Concludes that relationships of dominance and dependence in the outside society foster inhibitions to the process of identification, and disturbances in the mechanisms of defense in the Mexican American adolescent. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Culture Conflict, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
Pena, Delores C. – 1998
This study documents the struggles and successes of three Mexican American teachers over a 40-year period in the Alice Independent School District, Texas. In order to focus on the construction of the subjects' identity as Mexican American teachers, the interviews were transcribed and categorized into themes: parental influence, school experiences,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity
Phinney, Jean S., Ed.; Rotheram, Mary Jane, Ed. – 1986
This book presents an integrated review of research on the issues related to children and ethnicity in pluralistic societies. It addresses such questions as: How do children respond to and deal with the differences among groups in both the observable characteristics and the less obvious values and norms? How do children come to understand the…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism