Acculturation and self-esteem of Mexican American college students
AuthorHenley, Robert Ashby, 1950-
KeywordsEducation, Guidance and Counseling.
Education, Educational Psychology.
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
AdvisorChristensen, Oscar C., Jr.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study sought to examine patterns of acculturation among a sample of 18 Mexican American college students and to compare them with participants' scores on a self-esteem scale, which was selected as a measure of adjustment. Mendoza's Cultural Life Style Inventory was used to assess acculturation due to its ability to provide a more precise profile of acculturation. Self-esteem was measured with the 10-item Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. Although the findings did not indicate a statistically significant correlation between the two, the data contained in the acculturation assessments, particularly, suggested some interesting indications to the effect that while most have an overall dominant tendency of cultural shift, the tendencies exhibited in several individual dimensions more frequently tended to be cultural incorporation or cultural resistance. It was also noted that the self-esteem scores tended to be quite high.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
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