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ERIC Number: EJ1196174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
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Multiracial in Middle School: The Influence of Classmates and Friends on Changes in Racial Self-Identification
Echols, Leslie; Ivanich, Jerreed; Graham, Sandra
Child Development, v89 n6 p2070-2080 Nov-Dec 2018
In the present research, the influence of racial diversity among classmates and friends on changes in racial self-identification among multiracial youth was examined (n = 5,209; M[subscript age] = 10.56 years at the beginning of sixth grade). A novel individual-level measure of diversity among classmates based on participants' course schedules was utilized. The findings revealed that although there was some fluidity in multiracial identification at the beginning of middle school, changes in multiracial identification were more evident later in middle school. In addition, although diversity among classmates and friends both increased the likelihood of multiracial identification in the beginning of middle school, only diversity among friends mattered later in middle school, when fluidity in multiracial identification was at its peak.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Science Foundation (NSF)
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