Acting Bicultural Versus Feeling Bicultural: Cultural Adaptation and School-Related Attitudes Among U.S. Latina/o Youth

Ignacio D. Acevedo-Polakovich, Kelley M. Quirk, Jennifer R. Cousineau, Suchita R. Saxena, James I. Gerhart

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study examines whether incorporating a multidimensional perspective to the study of the relation between cultural adaptation and academic attitudes among Latinas/os in the United States can clarify this relation. Hypotheses about the relation between cultural adaptation and academic attitudes were examined using data provided by U.S. Latina/o high school students. Findings suggest that enculturation and acculturation moderate each other's effects on academic attitudes and that this moderation effect varies across cultural adaptation dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-47
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • academic attitudes
  • acculturation
  • cultural adaptation
  • enculturation
  • ethnic identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Acting Bicultural Versus Feeling Bicultural: Cultural Adaptation and School-Related Attitudes Among U.S. Latina/o Youth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this