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ERIC Number: EJ768271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Conceptualization and Measurement of Ethnic Identity: Current Status and Future Directions
Phinney, Jean S.; Ong, Anthony D.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v54 n3 p271-281 Jul 2007
In this article, the authors examine the conceptualization and measurement of ethnic identity as a multidimensional, dynamic construct that develops over time through a process of exploration and commitment. The authors discuss the components of ethnic identity that have been studied and the theoretical background for a developmental model of ethnic identity. The authors review research on the measurement of ethnic identity using the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (J. Phinney, 1992) and present a revised version of the measure. The authors conclude with a consideration of the measurement issues raised by J. E. Helms (2007) and K. Cokley (2007) and suggestions for future research on ethnic identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure