Cultural values and wellness of Native American high school students

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Michael T. Garrett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane Myers

Abstract: Research has suggested that cultural conflicts and the process of acculturation contribute to feelings of boredom, anxiety, depression, isolation, stress, self-doubt, alienation, and rejection in Native American students. These factors also have a negative impact on identity development and wellness of these students. The problem addressed in this study was the relationship between cultural value orientation, level of acculturation, and wellness among Native American high school students. To fully explore this relationship, some comparison to non-Native American high school students was necessary. Exploration of the three variables of cultural value orientation, level of acculturation, and wellness was to include both a between-group value comparison of Native American and non-Native American students and a within-group comparison of Native American students on the three variables.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Indian youth $x Attitudes
Indian youth $x Psychology

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