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A Cultural Perspective of Achievement Motivation among Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers

Abstract The central focus of this dissertation was to build on prior research that has underscored the significance of investigating culturally informed values and beliefs to promote racial-ethnic minority youths’ adjustment. In particular, Study 1 examined how Mexican-origin adolescents’ endorsements of familism values contributed to and moderated established theoretical associations within the achievement motivation process (i.e., contextual environment/individual factors, motivational beliefs, achievement-related strategies) and ultimately informed educational adjustment over time, or 5 years postpartum. Findings from Study 1 supported hypotheses regarding the dual role of familism values as both a promotive and protective factor throughout the ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Bravo, Diamond Yvonne (Author) / Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. (Advisor) / Updegraff, Kimberly A. (Committee member) / Simpkins-Chaput, Sandra (Committee member) / Jager, Justin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Developmental psychology / achievement motivation / familism values / Mexican-origin adolescents / teen mothers
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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