ERIC Number: EJ878728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Exploration of Jewish Ethnic Identity
Altman, Abby N.; Inman, Arpana G.; Fine, Stephanie G.; Ritter, Hollie A.; Howard, Erin E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n2 p163-173 Spr 2010
Despite a growing amount of research on the topic of ethnic identity, Jews, and the important aspects of a Jewish identity, have not been included in the multicultural and psychological literature. Using consensual qualitative research (C. E. Hill et al., 2005), the authors sought to gain an understanding of Jewish ethnic identity in 10 American young adults, ages 20-27, who identified as Conservative Jews. Six themes were identified: (a) perception of Jewish identity based in multiple influences, (b) personalization of a Jewish identity, (c) reinforcers of a Jewish identity, (d) challenges in holding on to Jewish identity, (e) critical incidents necessitating the expression of one's Jewishness, and (f) critical incidents necessitating the denial of one's Jewishness.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Qualitative Research, Jews, Young Adults, Identification (Psychology), Influences, Reinforcement, Cultural Maintenance, Psychological Patterns
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