Puerto Rican young adolescents who have high self-esteem tend to believe it is important to be well-behaved and to do well in school and see themselves as being well-behaved, good students. Brown LM, Gilligan C. These findings echo the results obtained by Gibbons et al. We believe that allowing respondents to choose to complete the Self-Perception profile in English or in Spanish, and the quality of the Spanish version we developed using the dual-focus approach, contributed to the success of the measure in this sample of to year old Puerto Rican youth. Moreover, a gender-based double standard seems to operate in being attractive and behavioral acculturation.
Journal of Educational Psychology.
Puerto Rican Baby
The most notable difference was that although the magnitude of correlations was similar for Athletic Competence and Physical Appearance for both groups of girls, and Scholastic Competence and Social Acceptance were higher for bicultural girls, a divergence was observed on Behavioral Conduct. Thus, it appears that acculturation influences the structure of self-esteem differently for boys than for girls. Self-esteem and achievement of Black and White adolescents. Although the magnitude of the correlation varied slightly, the effect of behavioral acculturation mirrored that of psychological acculturation, therefore we have decided to discuss only the results pertaining to psychological acculturation. The implication of the results of this study to the present work on mainland Puerto Rican youth is that Behavioral Conduct scores may be negatively related to acculturation. It appears that the general self-esteem of boys with a Hispanic cultural orientation is tied up with doing well on different domains of competence.