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ERIC Number: EJ775278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Do Ethnic Identity and Other-Group Orientation Protect against Discrimination for Asian Americans?
Lee, Richard M.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v50 n2 p133-141 Apr 2003
Ethnic identity and other-group orientation were examined as possible moderators and mediators on the effects of personal ethnic discrimination and minority group discrimination in 2 studies of Asian Americans. Results demonstrated that discrimination, particularly when directed personally at an individual, correlated negatively with psychological well-being and correlated positively with distress. Ethnic identity and other-group orientation, however, correlated positively with psychological well-being. Contrary to the main hypothesis, ethnic identity did not moderate or mediate the effects of discrimination, although other-group orientation demonstrated a moderator effect on community well-being. More research on ethnic identity and other-group orientation as protective factors that enable Asian Americans to be resilient against discrimination is necessary to clarify the findings from these studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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