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ERIC Number: EJ847029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Ethnic Identity in African American and European American Preadolescents: Relation to Self-Worth, Social Goals, and Aggression
Holmes, Khiela J.; Lochman, John E.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v29 n4 p476-496 2009
The current study tested models to determine the extent to which self-worth and social goals mediate the influence of ethnic identity on aggression among aggressive European and African American preadolescents. Ethnic identity emerged as important for both groups, but in different ways. Different patterns of influence of ethnic identity and of mediation were found for the European and African American preadolescents. Ethnic identity was found to mediate the relation between self-worth and preadolescents' aggressive behavior for European Americans, and ethnic identity and dominance/revenge-oriented social goals resulted in direct main effect nonsignificant trends when predicting aggression for African Americans. Implications are discussed for ethnic identity in aggressive preadolescents. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure