The Effects of Social and Psychological Variables on the Academic Achievement of Children in a Southwest Community

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Title:
The Effects of Social and Psychological Variables on the Academic Achievement of Children in a Southwest Community
Author:
Angeles Diaz, Gustavo Eduardo
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation analyzes the social and psychosocial factors that influence second-generation children’s academic achievement (grade point average), in particular Mexican American children. I adapted the first survey from a longitudinal study conducted by Portes and Rumbaut (2001) with children of immigrants in the U.S. The present study was conducted in a major school district of a Southwest border town. The study participants were in 9th grade, and the data were collected by this researcher during the 2006-07 school year. The findings provide a comparison with, and an extension of, the findings from the Portes and Rumbaut study. Especially, the study assessed whether the segmented assimilation theory proposed by Portes and Rumbaut could also be applied to this Southwest population. The segmented assimilation model describes different possible outcomes of incorporation or adaptation to U.S. society by children of immigrants. The present study also proposes suggestions for policy change.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Language, Reading & Culture
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading & Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moll, Luis
Committee Chair:
Moll, Luis

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Effects of Social and Psychological Variables on the Academic Achievement of Children in a Southwest Communityen_US
dc.creatorAngeles Diaz, Gustavo Eduardoen
dc.contributor.authorAngeles Diaz, Gustavo Eduardoen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the social and psychosocial factors that influence second-generation children’s academic achievement (grade point average), in particular Mexican American children. I adapted the first survey from a longitudinal study conducted by Portes and Rumbaut (2001) with children of immigrants in the U.S. The present study was conducted in a major school district of a Southwest border town. The study participants were in 9th grade, and the data were collected by this researcher during the 2006-07 school year. The findings provide a comparison with, and an extension of, the findings from the Portes and Rumbaut study. Especially, the study assessed whether the segmented assimilation theory proposed by Portes and Rumbaut could also be applied to this Southwest population. The segmented assimilation model describes different possible outcomes of incorporation or adaptation to U.S. society by children of immigrants. The present study also proposes suggestions for policy change.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading & Cultureen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorMoll, Luisen
dc.contributor.chairMoll, Luisen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoll, Luisen
dc.contributor.committeememberGonzález, Normaen
dc.contributor.committeememberCammarota, Julioen
dc.contributor.committeememberRíos-Aguilar, Ceciliaen
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