Effects of SB 1070 on Children
Pp. 79-92 in Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070, edited by Lisa Magaña and Erik Lee. New York: Springer 2013.
14 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2013
Date Written: 2013
This chapter examines how Arizona's SB 1070 may influence one slice of social life: psychological effects on children who might be directly or indirectly affected by this legislation. Our findings indicate that awareness of SB 1070 had a small but significant negative association with youth's sense of being American, and this weakened sense of American identity results in a small but meaningful reduction in psychological well-being (i.e., lower self-esteem). Our results suggest that this negative relationship is stronger for first- or second-generation adolescents of all racial and ethnic groups.
Keywords: SB 1070, Arizona, immigrant children, psychological well-being
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