Social goals in context: Latinx students

Angela M.Labistre Champion, Francesca López

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Latinx students are one of the fastest growing student groups in the American education system. Latinx cultures often are collectivisitic, especially the role of family. For example, students who reported a strong sense of familismo exhibit greater levels of academic effort. Latinx students endorsing social preference goals are more likely to engage in prosocial behaviors, whereas Latinx students with popularity goals exhibit more relational aggression. Further, Latina women may express social goals that are more communal in nature than Latino men. Current social goal work often omits Latinx students, though findings may better explain the educational environment of Latinx students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Goals in the Classroom
Subtitle of host publicationFindings on Student Motivation and Peer Relations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429887741
ISBN (Print)9781138604513
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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