The Role of Behavioral and Cognitive Cultural Orientation on Mexican American College Students Life Satisfaction Academic Article uri icon


  • We examined the role of behavioral (acculturation and enculturation) and cognitive cultural orientation (independent and interdependent self-construal) on Mexican American college students life satisfaction. Analyses explained 28% of the variance in life satisfaction, with social class, grade point average, and independent self-construal being unique predictors. Furthermore, enculturation was associated with increasing life satisfaction among those low in interdependent self-construal, whereas acculturation was associated with decreasing life satisfaction among those high in independent self-construal. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Ojeda, L., Edwards, L. M., Hardin, E. E., & Pia-Watson, B.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Ojeda, Lizette||Edwards, Lisa M||Hardin, Erin E||PiƱa-Watson, Brandy

publication date

  • January 2014