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Title
Toward an Asset Orientation in the Study of U.S. Latina/o Youth: Biculturalism and Positive Youth Development.
Date
20100405
Material Type
Undergraduate Research
Creator/Author
Cousineau, Jennifer R.
Copyright
Copyright 2010 by Jennifer Cousineau. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without the permission of the copyright owner.
Subject
Latina/o; Bicultural; Asset orientation; Positive youth development; Social responsibility; Leadership; Hispanic American youth -- Ethnic identity; Multiculturalism;
Description
This study examines whether distinct facets of bicultural development might differ in their relation to pro-social outcomes in Latina/o youth. Specifically, we explored whether bicultural identities and bicultural involvement might not be differentially related to leadership and social responsibility. By focusing on positive youth development variables, this study diverges from an unfortunate tendency among researchers to focus on only adverse aspects of development when studying Latina/o youth. The research is based on data provided by one-hundred-twenty-four Latina/o youth from Hillsborough County (FL) who completed a research battery including demographic questions, measures of American and ethnic identity, the Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire, the Youth Social Responsibility Scale, and a leadership behaviors scale. McNair Scholar project. Faculty Advisor: Ignacio David Acevedo.
Language
English
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