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ERIC Number: ED561677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 215
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-2782-4
Relationship between Racial Microaggression and Psychological Wellbeing of African American College Students
Helm, Charles Andre
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
Many researchers have investigated the relationship between the experiences of overt racist events and psychological wellbeing (Greene, Way, & Pahl, 2006; Harrell, Hall & Taliaferro, 2003; Okazaki, 2009). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between psychological wellbeing and racial microaggressions. Psychological wellbeing is measured through classifications of depression, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem. A total of 234 African American college students completed the Racial Ethnic Microaggression Scale (REMS: Nadal, 2010); Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES: Rosenberg, 1965), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI: Beck, Ward, Mendelson, & Erbaugh, 1916). An analysis of the primary factors, depression, self esteem and racial microaggression was conducted. A statistically significant positive relationship between racial ethnic microaggressions and depression (BDI raw scores; r = 0.622, p < 0.001; BDI classifications r = 0.563, p < 0.001), and racial microaggression and self-esteem, (RSES; r = 0.206, p = 0.002) were found. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale