Toward an Asset Orientation in the Study of U.S. Latina/o Youth: Biculturalism, Ethnic Identity and Positive Youth Development

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2
Exam Items
10
Description

Latina/o youth have had limited studies conducted from a strengths perspective to aid in prevention efforts of adverse outcomes. This article examines a study of two specific asset variables (leadership and responsibility) to determine the role of biculturalism in healthy psychological functioning among Latina/o youth. Results of the study and implications for practice are thoroughly discussed.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the differences among cultural adaptation, cultural identity and ethnic identity.
  • Comprehend the deficit and nature of research on asset variables among Latina/o youth.
  • Discuss the two tested hypotheses around leadership and social responsibility and their relationship to bicultural involvement and bicultural identity.
  • Incorporate implications for practice when working with Latina/o youth.
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Author(s)/Editor(s)
  • I. David Acevedo-Polakovich, PhD, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • Maame S. Adomako, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • Katrina M. Bell, MA, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 
  • Jennifer R. Cousineau, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 
  • James I. Gerhart, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Kelley M. Quirk, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. 
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Division 17This Continuing Education program is in partnership with the Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).

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