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ERIC Number: ED432867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Measuring Ethnic Identity among American Indian Adolescents: A Factor Analytic Study.
Moran, James R.
This paper describes the development of a measure of ethnic identity among American Indian adolescents. Data were collected in nine high schools in four American Indian communities (N=1,592). The self-report survey included eight ethnic identity questions, seven items about social competencies, eight items on personal mastery and locus of control, six items concerning self-esteem, and six items about perceived social support. Factor analysis identified two major factors resulting in an eight-item Indian scale and a six-item White scale. Analysis found that respondents who identified with both White and Indian cultures tended to have the highest scores on the psychological measures of well-being. Results suggest that the use of this bicultural scale by mental health providers might allow examination of the connections between patterns of ethnic identity and emotional/behavioral problems. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: In: Chapter 9, "Measurement and Description of Children with Emotional Disturbances," of Proceedings of the Annual Report Conference, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (10th, Tampa, FL, February 23-26, 1997).