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ERIC Number: ED431156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Biracial Individuals: Factors Affecting Racial Identification.
Breland, Alfiee M.; Steward, Robbie J.; Neil, Doug; Minami, Takuya; Chan, Christine; Owens, Delila; Collins, Wanda; Spearman, Carolyn
In spite of an increase in the number of biracial individuals resulting from interracial unions since 1970, research on the topic has been sparse. Of the research that does exist in the counseling profession, little is empirically based and most is theoretical in nature. This study addresses the missing portion of the literature by presenting the findings of a study that relate to biracial individuals in the hopes of enlightening counselors and academicians to this group. The relationship between biracial individuals' racial identification with their two ethnic identities was studied. It was hypothesized that biracial individuals possess situational identities, based on factors including: knowledge of and exposure to ethnic heritage; relationships with parents; interpersonal interactions with racially diverse people; self-esteem and physical symptomatology. Multiple regression analysis results indicate that a positive and significant relationship exists between self-esteem and racial identity. (Contains 41 references and 5 tables.). (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States