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ERIC Number: EJ1192685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Fighting and Bullying among Asian Americans and Latinos: Testing the Roles of Self-Efficacy, Ethnic Identity, and Ethnicity
Maffini, Cara S.; Kim-Ju, Greg M.
Youth & Society, v50 n8 p1019-1036 Nov 2018
This study examined ethnicity and ethnic identity (EI) as moderators in the relationship between self-efficacy (SE) and fighting and bullying. We sampled 315 Asian American and Latino early adolescents residing in an urban community. Results demonstrated that Latinos and male participants were more likely to engage in fighting and bullying than Asian Americans and females. Ethnicity and EI moderated the relationship for SE and fighting but not for SE and bullying. Findings suggest that EI and SE may serve as psychological resources that help reduce violence for Asian American and Latino early adolescents in more nuanced ways than previous research has shown. These findings address some of the conflicting findings regarding the role of EI in violence and bullying and suggest these behaviors may depend on the relationship between ethnicity and EI.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure