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Bicultural Competence Development Among U.S. Mexican-Origin Adolescents

Abstract Biculturalism embodies the degree to which individuals adapt to living within two cultural systems and develop the ability to live effectively across those two cultures. It represents, therefore, a normative developmental task among members of immigrant and ethnic-racial minority groups, and has important implications for psychosocial adjustment. Despite a strong theoretical focus on contextual influences in biculturalism scholarship, the ways in which proximal contexts shape its development are understudied. In my dissertation, I examine the mechanisms via which the family context might influence the development of bicultural competence among a socio-economically diverse sample of 749 U.S. Mexican-origin youths (30% Mexico-born) followed f... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Safa Pernett, Maria Dalal (Author) / White, Rebecca M. B. (Advisor) / Knight, George P. (Committee member) / Updegraff, Kimberly A. (Committee member) / Wilkens, Natalie D. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Biculturalism / Context / Development / Dual-Cultural Adaptation / Ethnic Socialization / Family Stress Model
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 145 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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