The authors thank Edlyn Vallejo for her invaluable contribution to the running of the study and to Valerie Jenni for her help with manuscript preparation. We also thank Martin Chemers, David A. Kravitz, and Lauren Duncan for their insightful comments.
Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action as a Function of the Strength of Ethnic Identity Among Latino College Students1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 34, Issue 9, pages 1773–1796, September 2004
How to Cite
Elizondo, E. and Crosby, F. (2004), Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action as a Function of the Strength of Ethnic Identity Among Latino College Students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34: 1773–1796. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2004.tb02585.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The present study examined support for affirmative action among Latino college students as a function of ethnic identity. We found that, overall, Latino students generally endorsed affirmative action and did not feel undermined by it. Of primary interest to us was variation in support for affirmative action as a function of ethnic identity. The more the Latino students identified with their ethnic group, the more they endorsed affirmative action.