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ERIC Number: EJ1014446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
The Racial Stress of Membership: Development of the Faculty Inventory of Racialized Experiences in Schools
Coleman, Sherry; Stevenson, Howard C.
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n6 p548-566 Jun 2013
Research on the experience of faculty of color in predominately White independent schools (PWIS) is limited. This study explored faculty of varying racial backgrounds and their initiation of, interactions with, and stress reactions to racial conflicts within the school settings using an online survey. Several measures were developed according to the Racial/Ethnic Coping Appraisal and Socialization Theory (recast) model and administered to 339 faculty participants. Using factor analytic and correlational analyses, results from the highly reliable measures found that Black faculty show significantly less trust in schools to manage racial conflict, lower sense of school membership, greater racial stress, and more racial socialization than their White counterparts do. With reliable and valid measures on the racialized experiences of faculty in PWIS, future research can ask better questions on how much racial politics influence diversity initiatives, including faculty and student recruitment and retention, supportive racial and intellectual climate, and organizational mission and professional development. Implications for the development of racially relevant measures in schools are discussed. (Contains 10 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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