Acculturation of prosocial and competitive behaviors among second- and third-generation mexican-american children

George P. Knight, Spencer Kagan

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Abstract

To determine the direction of acculturation of prosocial and competitive behaviors among Mexican-American children, a behavioral choice card was administered to second- and third-generation Mexican-American children in a “traditional” Mexican-American community. Increasing generation level was associated with decreasing frequency of altruism/group-enhancement and equality choices and increasing frequency of rivalry/superiority choices, supporting an acculturation to the majority rather than acculturation to the barrio model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-284
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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