Summer intern Efrain Rodriguez Sierra presented a poster on his summer research project entitled "Evaluating components of bicultural identity in Puerto Ricans and other Latin Americans residing in the United States" as a part of his participation in The Leadership Alliance Program. His project demonstrated that level of ethnic identification with images evocative of Hispanic culture, but not images of American culture, is impacted by age of arrival into the US. Efra also found that ethnic identification with representations from both cultural backgrounds was not significantly different between Puerto Ricans and other Latino Americans residing in the United States. This finding demonstrates Latino Americans in general share more similarities than differences in their patterns of bicultural involvement.
A copy of the poster is available here.