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ERIC Number: EJ785570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Being All of Me: Black Students Negotiating Multiple Identities
Stewart, Dafina Lazarus
Journal of Higher Education, v79 n2 p183-207 Mar-Apr 2008
This article reports findings from a study that investigated the awareness and integration of multiple sociocultural identities among junior and senior Black students on a predominantly White campus in 2001. Five research questions guided this study: What are the self-perceptions of multiple sociocultural identities by Black students at a predominantly White college? How do these students negotiate embracing or abandoning those identities? What is the role of race, gender, and class in these students' lived experiences? How do these students articulate an integrated sense of identity? What are the ways in which spirituality may have impacted these students' self-perceptions and development? This article discusses the findings related to negotiating multiple identities and the influence of college matriculation processes on identity development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A