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ERIC Number: EJ1120815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Utility of "Race" and "Ethnicity" in the Multidimensional Identities of Asian American Students
Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n8 p905-924 Nov 2016
In a qualitative study we examined the constructs "race" and "ethnicity" and their relative importance in the multidimensional identities of 52 Asian American undergraduates across 2 universities. Findings suggest these constructs are useful for Asian American students' identity claims and that multiple contextual influences (e.g., stereotypes, being recognized, and demographics) influence how these constructs are differentially claimed. From the findings, we present a model for how "race" and "ethnicity" may function differently as Asian American students encounter contexts that force them to answer various identity-based questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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