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ERIC Number: EJ791834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Exploring Dual Identification among Muslim-American Emerging Adults: A Mixed Methods Study
Sirin, Selcuk R.; Bikmen, Nida; Mir, Madeeha; Fine, Michelle; Zaal, Mayida; Katsiaficas, Dalal
Journal of Adolescence, v31 n2 p259-279 Apr 2008
This mixed methods study explored dual identification among Muslim-American emerging adults of immigrant origin. A closer look was taken at the relationship between American and Muslim identifications and how this relationship was influenced by experiences of discrimination, acculturative and religious practices, and whether it varied by gender. Data were gathered from 97 Muslim Americans (ages 18-25) who completed a survey and produced identity maps, a pictorial representation of hyphenated identities. The findings showed that young people found a way of allowing their Muslim and American identities to co-exist, and only a small minority of the participants seemed to experience identity conflict. While religiosity was the only predictor of Muslim identification, young peoples' identification with mainstream United States culture was predicted by discrimination-related stress and acculturative practices. Gender moderated the relationship between Muslim and American identities in both survey measures and identity maps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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