Awareness of Arizona's immigration law SB1070 predicts classroom behavioural problems among Latino youths during early adolescence

Carlos E. Santos, Cecilia Menjívar, Rachel A. VanDaalen, Olga Kornienko, Kimberly Updegraff, Samantha Cruz

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Abstract

Bridging diverse areas of inquiry (i.e. legal studies and developmental psychology), this study explored the longitudinal association between Latina/o youths’ burgeoning legal consciousness, measured as awareness of Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) in Arizona, and their adjustment in school, measured as classroom regulatory behaviours, and examined whether this association varied across immigrant generational status and gender. Participants were 689 Latina/o middle school students in Arizona (Mage = 12.06 years, SD = .98). Multiple regression analysis revealed a significant interaction between Latina/o youths’ awareness of SB1070 at Time 1 and gender in predicting classroom regulatory behaviours at Time 2 (controlling for levels of it at Time 1). Males who were higher on awareness of SB1070 at Time 1 reported lower levels of classroom regulatory behaviours at Time 2. This study underscores the importance of measuring youths’ awareness of laws and how this awareness may impact their academic adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
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StateAccepted/In press - Apr 29 2017

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Keywords

  • academic achievement
  • academic adjustment
  • classroom behaviours
  • immigration laws
  • Latinas/Latinos
  • Legal consciousness

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  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Awareness of Arizona's immigration law SB1070 predicts classroom behavioural problems among Latino youths during early adolescence. / Santos, Carlos E.; Menjívar, Cecilia; VanDaalen, Rachel A.; Kornienko, Olga; Updegraff, Kimberly; Cruz, Samantha.

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 29.04.2017, p. 1-19.

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Santos, Carlos E. ; Menjívar, Cecilia ; VanDaalen, Rachel A. ; Kornienko, Olga ; Updegraff, Kimberly ; Cruz, Samantha. / Awareness of Arizona's immigration law SB1070 predicts classroom behavioural problems among Latino youths during early adolescence. In: Ethnic and Racial Studies. 2017 ; pp. 1-19.
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