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ERIC Number: EJ1155870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Association of Ethnic Pride with Health and Social Outcomes among Young Black and Latino Men after Release from Jail
Upadhyayula, Satyasree; Ramaswamy, Megha; Chalise, Prabhakar; Daniels, Jessie; Freudenberg, Nicholas
Youth & Society, v49 n8 p1057-1076 Nov 2017
The goal of this study was to understand whether ethnic pride among young, incarcerated Black and Latino men was associated with successful community reentry. We interviewed 397 Black and Latino men 16 to 18 years old in a New York City jail and then again 1 year after their release to determine the relationship between participants' sense of ethnic pride during incarceration, and substance use, violence, recidivism, and education/employment after release from jail. Participants with higher ethnic pride scores were less likely to engage in illegal activities and be reincarcerated. Ethnic pride was also associated with feeling safe in gangs and positive attitudes toward avoiding violence in situations of conflict. Ethnic pride was not associated with substance use, education, or engagement in community-based organizations post release. This study demonstrated that ethnic pride might be a source of strength that young men of color can harness for successful community reentry after release from jail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Grant or Contract Numbers: KL2TR000119; R01DA014725; TL1RR033178; RR033179