Longitudinal inter-relations between school cultural socialization and school engagement: The mediating role of school climate

Juan Del Toro, Ming Te Wang

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Abstract

The question of whether schools should promote cultural pride and engage students in ethnic traditions is hotly contested. To contribute to this debate, this longitudinal study examined whether school cultural socialization predicted adolescents' engagement in school over time and whether this relation was mediated by school climate. Data were collected in four waves during a two-year period from 254 African American fifth-graders (53.9% males; Mage = 10.95 at Wave 1) enrolled in three public middle schools. Results revealed that African American youth who reported more school cultural socialization also had greater school engagement over time. This longitudinal relation was fully mediated by youth's perceptions of school climate. Implications for how to promote African American youth's perceptions of schools as culturally sensitive and supportive environments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101482
JournalLearning and Instruction
Volume75
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cultural socialization
  • Early adolescence
  • School climate
  • School engagement

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