Social Bonds Across Immigrant Generations: Bonding to School and Examining the Relevance of Assimilation

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Abstract

The focus of this study is to investigate school bonding among adolescents in immigrant families using a segmented assimilation theoretical framework. Data are drawn from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, a nationally representative sample of 10th graders. We focus on a subsample consisting of 9,870 first- (N = 1,170, 12 %), second- (N = 1,540, 16 %), and third-plus-generation (N = 7,160, 73%) students in 580 public schools. Our findings suggest that adolescents’ school bond seems to diminish or “decline” as the children of immigrants assimilate. Implications for research on racial/ethnic and immigrant generational disparities in adolescent social bonds to school are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-754
Number of pages22
JournalYouth and Society
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acculturation
  • Asian/Pacific islander
  • extracurricular activity
  • immigration
  • Latino
  • race/ethnicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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