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Social Bonds Across Immigrant Generations: Bonding to School and Examining the Relevance of Assimilation

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This study examined school bonding among adolescents in immigrant families, using a segmented assimilation theoretical framework.
Study findings suggest that adolescents' school bond apparently diminished or "declined" as the children of immigrants assimilated. Implications for research on racial/ethnic and immigrant generational disparities in adolescent social bonds to school are also discussed. Data were drawn from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, which involved a nationally representative sample of 10th graders. The study focused on a subsample that consisted of 9,870 first- (N = 1,170, 12 percent), second- (N = 1,540, 16 percent), and third-plus-generation (N = 7,160, 73 percent) students in 580 public schools. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2017