Acculturation and enculturation trajectories among mexican-american adolescent offenders

George P. Knight, Delfino Vargas-Chanes, Sandra Losoya, Sonia Cota-Robles, Laurie Chassin, Joanna M. Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines changes over time in ethnic affirmation-belonging and ethnic identity achievement, Spanish language use, English language use, Mexican-Mexican-American affiliation-identification and Anglo affiliation-identification in a sample of Mexican-American adolescents participating in a longitudinal study of juvenile offenders. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II were completed by the Mexican-American adolescents 7 times over a 3-year period. The findings from longitudinal growth modeling analyses and growth mixture modeling analyses indicate that there is heterogeneity in the initial scores and changes over time on these variables that are related to markers for the cultural qualities of the home environment (i.e., generational status and mother's most frequent language use). In contrast to expectations, marginalized or assimilated acculturation trajectories-types were not overrepresented in this sample of adolescent offenders. Implications for our understanding of the nature of acculturation and enculturation processes and the way these processes are studied are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-653
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Fingerprint

enculturation
Acculturation
acculturation
offender
adolescent
ethnic identity
Language
juvenile offender
Spanish language
rating scale
English language
longitudinal study
Growth
Longitudinal Studies
Mothers
language
time
Identification (Psychology)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cultural Studies

Cite this

Acculturation and enculturation trajectories among mexican-american adolescent offenders. / Knight, George P.; Vargas-Chanes, Delfino; Losoya, Sandra; Cota-Robles, Sonia; Chassin, Laurie; Lee, Joanna M.

In: Journal of Research on Adolescence, Vol. 19, No. 4, 12.2009, p. 625-653.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knight, George P. ; Vargas-Chanes, Delfino ; Losoya, Sandra ; Cota-Robles, Sonia ; Chassin, Laurie ; Lee, Joanna M. / Acculturation and enculturation trajectories among mexican-american adolescent offenders. In: Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 625-653.
@article{e9b872b8942e45479a30ce221d94bae0,
title = "Acculturation and enculturation trajectories among mexican-american adolescent offenders",
abstract = "This study examines changes over time in ethnic affirmation-belonging and ethnic identity achievement, Spanish language use, English language use, Mexican-Mexican-American affiliation-identification and Anglo affiliation-identification in a sample of Mexican-American adolescents participating in a longitudinal study of juvenile offenders. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II were completed by the Mexican-American adolescents 7 times over a 3-year period. The findings from longitudinal growth modeling analyses and growth mixture modeling analyses indicate that there is heterogeneity in the initial scores and changes over time on these variables that are related to markers for the cultural qualities of the home environment (i.e., generational status and mother's most frequent language use). In contrast to expectations, marginalized or assimilated acculturation trajectories-types were not overrepresented in this sample of adolescent offenders. Implications for our understanding of the nature of acculturation and enculturation processes and the way these processes are studied are discussed.",
author = "Knight, {George P.} and Delfino Vargas-Chanes and Sandra Losoya and Sonia Cota-Robles and Laurie Chassin and Lee, {Joanna M.}",
year = "2009",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1111/j.1532-7795.2009.00614.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "19",
pages = "625--653",
journal = "Journal of Research on Adolescence",
issn = "1050-8392",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Acculturation and enculturation trajectories among mexican-american adolescent offenders

AU - Knight, George P.

AU - Vargas-Chanes, Delfino

AU - Losoya, Sandra

AU - Cota-Robles, Sonia

AU - Chassin, Laurie

AU - Lee, Joanna M.

PY - 2009/12

Y1 - 2009/12

N2 - This study examines changes over time in ethnic affirmation-belonging and ethnic identity achievement, Spanish language use, English language use, Mexican-Mexican-American affiliation-identification and Anglo affiliation-identification in a sample of Mexican-American adolescents participating in a longitudinal study of juvenile offenders. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II were completed by the Mexican-American adolescents 7 times over a 3-year period. The findings from longitudinal growth modeling analyses and growth mixture modeling analyses indicate that there is heterogeneity in the initial scores and changes over time on these variables that are related to markers for the cultural qualities of the home environment (i.e., generational status and mother's most frequent language use). In contrast to expectations, marginalized or assimilated acculturation trajectories-types were not overrepresented in this sample of adolescent offenders. Implications for our understanding of the nature of acculturation and enculturation processes and the way these processes are studied are discussed.

AB - This study examines changes over time in ethnic affirmation-belonging and ethnic identity achievement, Spanish language use, English language use, Mexican-Mexican-American affiliation-identification and Anglo affiliation-identification in a sample of Mexican-American adolescents participating in a longitudinal study of juvenile offenders. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II were completed by the Mexican-American adolescents 7 times over a 3-year period. The findings from longitudinal growth modeling analyses and growth mixture modeling analyses indicate that there is heterogeneity in the initial scores and changes over time on these variables that are related to markers for the cultural qualities of the home environment (i.e., generational status and mother's most frequent language use). In contrast to expectations, marginalized or assimilated acculturation trajectories-types were not overrepresented in this sample of adolescent offenders. Implications for our understanding of the nature of acculturation and enculturation processes and the way these processes are studied are discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70450240829&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70450240829&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2009.00614.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2009.00614.x

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 625

EP - 653

JO - Journal of Research on Adolescence

JF - Journal of Research on Adolescence

SN - 1050-8392

IS - 4

ER -