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Herramientas Culturales: The Relationship Between Parental Influence, Social Initiative, and Academic Aspirations




Carmona, Jayson

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Human Development and Family Studies


This study examined the relationship between parental influence, social initiative, and academic aspirations among Latino adolescents. Additionally, this study examined gender differences between the variables. Sample data were collected from the Youth and Family Project (2003-2004). Overall findings demonstrated an indirect positive association between parental influence on academic aspirations through social initiative for both males and females. Gender difference were present, with females receiving greater effect from social initiative to academic aspirations.