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ERIC Number: EJ1162355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Psychological and Academic Costs of School-Based Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions
Keels, Micere; Durkee, Myles; Hope, Elan
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n6 p1316-1344 Dec 2017
Research examining links between racial-ethnic microaggressions and educational and psychological outcomes can be improved with the development of brief and reliable measurement tools. Our brief School-Based Racial and Ethnic Microaggressions Scale addresses this gap. First, we examined the prevalence of school-based microaggressions among an analytic sample of 462 Black and Latinx students attending five historically White universities in the Midwest. Then, we examined the association between school-based microaggressions and depressive symptoms and academic achievement. An exploratory principal components analysis of Wave 1 data and a confirmatory factor analysis of Wave 3 data validated a three-factor model: (a) Academic Inferiority, (b) Expectations of Aggression, and (c) Stereotypical Misrepresentations. Students' exposure to microaggressions and its effects were conditional on individual and school characteristics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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