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ERIC Number: ED185150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Stress vs. Identity Among Black Males.
Stokes, DeVon Renard
A recurrent theme in the literature on black identity is self-hate. Black people are portrayed as suffering from one of the following four conditions; (1) low self-esteem; (2) impaired identity formation; (3) pathological environmental adaptation; and/or (4) low intellectual functioning. However, research is emerging which questions many of these conclusions. This study will attempt to determine whether stress in black males is increased due to their identification with the "oppressor." Physiological stress will be measured among three groups of black men: (l) those who have internalized the values of mainstream white society; (2) those who have developed a dual lifestyle in which work life is white and social life is black; and (3) those who have rejected the values of mainstream white society and are seeking to implement an alternative system. All subjects will be given 30 statements that typify the categories outlined above. Physiological measurements will be taken by means of polygraph, Galvanic Skin Potential, and electrocardiograph tests. A chi-square analysis will be used to empirically test out the hypothesis of the study. (Author/RLV)
Not available separately; See UD 020 192
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: For related documents see UD 020 192-208 and ED 181 100; Masters proposal, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH