Cultural and cognitive predictors of academic motivation among Mexican American adolescents: Caution against discounting the impact of cultural Processes

Brandy Piña-Watson, Belem Lõpez, Lizette Ojeda, Kimberly M. Rodriguez

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Abstract

This study examined the role of cognitive (i.e., grit, hope, and academic skepticism) and cultural variables (i.e., generational status, familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress) on academic motivation among 181 Mexican American adolescents. Results indicated that hope, grit, and familismo positively predicted academic motivation. Conversely, academic skepticism and bicultural stress negatively predicted academic motivation. This study demonstrates that culture is important to consider above and beyond cognitive variables. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • Mexican American
  • bicultural stress
  • familismo

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