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Group Identity and Expressions of Prejudice among Mexican Heritage Adolescents

Abstract A study was conducted to assess the effects of generational status on various measures of stigmatization, acculturative stress, and perceived social and interpersonal threat within the Mexican heritage population in the Southwest. The role of the fear of stigma by association, regardless of actual experiences of stigmatization, was investigated, including its relationships with acculturative stress, perceived threat, and social distancing. Exploratory analyses indicated that first generation Mexican Americans differed significantly from second generation Mexican Americans on the perception of Mexican nationals as ingroup members, the fear of stigma by association by Americans, and levels of acculturative stress. Additional analyses indicate... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Boyd, Brenna Margaret (Author) / Knight, George P (Advisor) / Kwan, Sau (Committee member) / Neuberg, Steven (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social Psychology / Hispanic American Studies / Group Identification / Mexican American / Mexican immigrant / Prejudice / Stigma by Association
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 102 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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