Youths of mexican descent of the southwest: Exploring differences in ethnic labels

Lynn Holley, Lorraine Moya Salas, Flavio Marsiglia, Scott T. Yabiku, Blythe Fitzharris, Kelly Jackson

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Abstract

Knowledge of the factors that influence youths' choice of racial or ethnic labels would help us understand intragroup diversity, suggest ways in which school social workers can support youths' ethnic identity development, and learn whether youths who choose different combinations of labels may be grouped together for research purposes. This study of 2,857 Mexican-origin youths in the U.S. Southwest found that linguistic acculturation, socioeconomic status, and educational aspirations are related to choice of ethnic labels. Implications for social work interventions in schools and for future research are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Schools
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Latino
  • Mexican american
  • Multiethnic
  • Youths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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