Title

The Role of Behavioral and Cognitive Cultural Orientation on Mexican American College Students’ Life Satisfaction

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

1-2014

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Source ISSN

1538-1927

Abstract

We examined the role of behavioral (acculturation and enculturation) and cognitive cultural orientation (independent and interdependent self-construal) on Mexican American college students’ life satisfaction. Analyses explained 28% of the variance in life satisfaction, with social class, grade point average, and independent self-construal being unique predictors. Furthermore, enculturation was associated with increasing life satisfaction among those low in interdependent self-construal, whereas acculturation was associated with decreasing life satisfaction among those high in independent self-construal. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Comments

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2014): 63-74. DOI.

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