Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Will The Real Americans Please Stand Up: Anglo and Mexican-American Support of Core American Political Values

Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Angelo Falcon and F. Chris Garcia
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 40, No. 2 (May, 1996), pp. 335-351
DOI: 10.2307/2111627
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111627
Page Count: 17
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Will The Real Americans Please Stand Up: Anglo and Mexican-American Support of Core American Political Values
Preview not available

Abstract

Ethnic civic incorporation theory provides three hypotheses in regard to immigrants' adopting American values (i.e., incorporation). (1) Mexican-Americans will become incorporated as they acculturate regardless of ethnic consciousness. (2) Mexican-Americans will not incorporate regardless of acculturation or ethnic consciousness. (3) Greater ethnic consciousness will reduce civic incorporation. Multiple regression analysis is done on a national survey of Mexican-Americans. At all levels of acculturation, Mexican-Americans are no less likely and often more likely to endorse values of individualism and patriotism than are Anglos. This finding has implications for the current debates on immigration and efforts to discriminate against immigrants.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[335]
    [335]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
336
    336
  • Thumbnail: Page 
337
    337
  • Thumbnail: Page 
338
    338
  • Thumbnail: Page 
339
    339
  • Thumbnail: Page 
340
    340
  • Thumbnail: Page 
341
    341
  • Thumbnail: Page 
342
    342
  • Thumbnail: Page 
343
    343
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[344]
    [344]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
345
    345
  • Thumbnail: Page 
346
    346
  • Thumbnail: Page 
347
    347
  • Thumbnail: Page 
348
    348
  • Thumbnail: Page 
349
    349
  • Thumbnail: Page 
350
    350
  • Thumbnail: Page 
351
    351