Reconstructing Latino Identity: The Influence of Cognitive Development on the Ethnic Identity Process of Latino Students
- Journal of College Student Development
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 45, Number 3, May/June 2004
- pp. 333-347
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The influence of cognitive development on ethnic identity development is investigated in the context of a qualitative longitudinal study of Latina/o college students. Findings indicate that when students reconstruct social knowledge their ethnic identity is positively influenced. Strategies and mechanisms for positively influencing identity development are discussed within a holistic development framework.