Date on Senior Honors Thesis


Document Type

Senior Honors Thesis

Degree Name



Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development

Degree Program

College of Education and Human Development

Author's Keywords

Hispanic; Young adolescent; Racial ethnic; Identity; Students


This paper serves as a meta-analytic analysis of the research published on the development of racial-ethnic identity development in young adolescent Hispanic students. The purpose of the analysis of the peer-reviewed literature is to help support the instruction and development of young adolescent Hispanic students in the classroom. The major emphases of this paper are the definition of racial-ethnic identity, the background and major theories connected to racial-ethnic identity development, the major factors unique to the racial-ethnic identity of Hispanics students, and a list of research based methods teachers can use to help Hispanic students explore and establish a strong sense of racial-ethnic identity.