ERIC Number: EJ1142253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Ethnic Identity Exploration and Commitment
Mills, Sarah D.; Murray, Kate E.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n3 p315-332 Apr 2017
We evaluated the unique contribution of the two subscales of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised (MEIM-R), Exploration and Commitment, to mental and behavioral health outcomes among non-Hispanic White, ethnic minority, and mixed-race college students. Monoracial ethnic minority and mixed-race students reported higher Exploration scores in comparison to monoracial non-Hispanic White students. Monoracial ethnic minority students reported higher Commitment scores in comparison to monoracial non-Hispanic White and mixed-race students. Among the total sample, higher Exploration scores were associated with greater anxiety symptoms, suggesting that ethnic identity exploration may result in heightened levels of distress.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnicity, Ethnic Diversity, Identification (Psychology), White Students, Minority Group Students, Multiracial Persons, College Students, Questionnaires, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Multivariate Analysis, Health Behavior, Sense of Community, Inquiry, Self Concept Measures, Anxiety, Check Lists, Depression (Psychology), Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; Hopkins Symptom Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: U54CA132384; U54CA132379