Ethnic Identity among Latina/o Adolescents in the U.S.: Directions for Research and Practice.
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Latino; Latina; Hispanic American Youth -- Ethnic Identity;
This study is a content analysis examining ethnic identity among Latina/o youth in research literature.The keywords ethnic identity, Latino, Latina, and Hispanic were searched with an age range of 13-17 years for published articles. 34 published articles were found following inclusion criteria and the results of the study were then organized into subsections based on the types ethnic identity measure and categories based on dependent outcomes. Overall the analysis revealed that there has been an increase in research on Latino/a youth with the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) as the most prevalent measure of ethnic identity and a majority of research focused on adverse variables. As well,analysis indicated that further exploration is needed for a better understanding of ethnic identity and its influences on positive youth development. McNair Scholar project. Faculty Advisor: David Acevedo-Polakovich, Psychology.