ERIC Number: EJ973572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Dynamics of Acculturation, Enculturation, and Ethnic Identity: Influence of Psychocultural Constructs on Conscientiousness and Expectations of Higher Education among Latinos
Cano, Miguel Angel; Castillo, Linda G.; Davis, Matthew J.; Lopez-Arenas, Araceli; Vaquero, Juana; Thompson, Keisha V.; Saldivar, Isaac M.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v34 n3 p231-241 Sep 2012
This study investigated the influence of psychocultural variables (e.g., acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity) and personality characteristics in relation to educational expectations among 345 Latino middle school students in the U.S. Results from a path model indicate that 24.4% of the variance of educational expectations was accounted for by all predictor variables included in the model. Age, acculturation, and conscientiousness had statistically significant direct effects on educational expectations. Findings also show that elements of ethnic identity and conscientiousness mediated the association from acculturation and enculturation to educational expectations. Implications of the findings for counselors are addressed.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Acculturation, Predictor Variables, Personality, Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Latin Americans, Middle School Students, Identification, Counselors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States