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A Structural Equation Model of Support for English-only Policies and Social Limitation of Immigrants and Minorities
Unformatted Document Text:  32 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Table 4. Standardized Path Coefficients and r 2 of Measurement Model 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Beta r 2 Spanish in MediaLevel of Spanish on television .81 .65 Level of Spanish in video Rentals .79 .63 Level of Spanish in magazines .78 .61 Level of Spanish on radio .76 .58 Level of Spanish in music .74 .55 Level of Spanish in movies .71 .50 Relative VitalityLevel of power .81 .67 Level of economic and business control .75 .57 Level of political control .74 .55 Level of wealth .72 .51 Support for Social Limitation PoliciesBelieve in denial of education and welfare services .65 .42 Believe affirmative action unfairly favors one group .52 .27 Believe in strong enforcement of immigration controls .46 .21 Support for English-only PoliciesBelieve that government info should not be in other languages .73 .53 Do not believe in bilingual education .57 .32 Language Group IdentityMy language is an important reflection of who I am .93 .86 I feel good about my language as a sign of my social group .52 .27 My language has a lot to do with how I feel about myself .47 .22

Authors: Barker, Valerie. and Giles, Howard.
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Table 4. Standardized Path Coefficients and r
2
of Measurement Model 2
____________________________________________________________________________________
Beta
r
2
Spanish in Media
Level of Spanish on television
.81
.65
Level of Spanish in video Rentals
.79
.63
Level of Spanish in magazines
.78
.61
Level of Spanish on radio
.76
.58
Level of Spanish in music
.74
.55
Level of Spanish in movies
.71
.50
Relative Vitality
Level of power
.81
.67
Level of economic and business control
.75
.57
Level of political control
.74
.55
Level of wealth
.72
.51
Support for Social Limitation Policies
Believe in denial of education and welfare services
.65
.42
Believe affirmative action unfairly favors one group
.52
.27
Believe in strong enforcement of immigration controls
.46
.21
Support for English-only Policies
Believe that government info should not be in other languages
.73
.53
Do not believe in bilingual education
.57
.32
Language Group Identity
My language is an important reflection of who I am
.93
.86
I feel good about my language as a sign of my social group
.52
.27
My language has a lot to do with how I feel about myself
.47
.22


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