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Ethnic identity and acculturation are significant issues of English as Second Language students in the intermediate grades. Research has encompassed acculturation and ethnic identity as two distinct elements that differentiate particular ethnic groups. The present study investigates acculturation and ethnic identity and their correlation across groups. This article presents a measure of ethnic identity to understand the relationships to demographic variables. The results of this research study support significant correlations between total ethnic identity of ESL students and identity achievement.

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Maldonado, J. M., Kushner, J. D., Barr, J., & Korz, K. (2009). Ethnic Identity and Acculturation of English as Second Language Learners: Implications for School Counselors, Michigan Journal of Counseling, 36(1), 13-23. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1235865720





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