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ERIC Number: EJ870662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Beyond Race: Examining the Facets of Multiracial Identity through a Life-Span Developmental Lens
Jackson, Kelly F.
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v18 n4 p293-310 2009
Using a social work developmental lens, this qualitative study explored some of the numerous social and environmental factors that shape a multiracial individual's cultural identity. Results from transcript analysis portray the cultural identity of multiracial persons as significantly influenced by (1) personal experiences of racism and discrimination; (2) social interactions and relationships with peers and family; and (3) the racial climate of the school and community. The findings from this study support more fluid, ecological models of multiracial identity development that are more effective at explicating some of the highly complex and influential contextual factors that impact a multiracial person's cultural identity development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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