Vicaire,Marsha,(2010)Cultural Identity Intelligence, and Self Esteem: Towards enriching the Understanding of Academic Outcomes in a Community
of First Nation Students, unpublished masters thesis, McGill University, Montreal Quebec
Cultural identity, intelligence, and self -esteem were examined in a proposed model of academic success among 53 First Nation adolescents from northern Quebec. Intelligence and cultural identity uniquely affected academic success, whereas self-esteem was not associated with academic success. The findings support the growing literature on cultural identity as a protective factor to academic outcomes and the well-being of First Nations
students, and point towards the importance of culturally compatible programs for First Nations students.