ERIC Number: EJ905231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
Discrimination Hurts: The Academic, Psychological, and Physical Well-Being of Adolescents
Huynh, Virginia W.; Fuligni, Andrew J.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v20 n4 p916-941 Dec 2010
Little is known about the frequency of ethnic or racial discrimination and its implications for Latin American and Asian youths' development. In this study, we examined if there were ethnic and generation differences among 601 12th graders from Latin American (36%), Asian (43%), and European (19%) backgrounds in the frequency of peer, adult, and daily discrimination, and whether discrimination predicted their well-being. Adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds reported more adult and peer discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds. Latin American youth reported more adult discrimination than their Asian peers. Discrimination predicted lower grade point averages and self-esteem, and more depressive symptoms, distress, and physical complaints. Ethnic identity, ethnic socialization, and race rejection sensitivity did not moderate the associations between discrimination and well-being.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Racial Discrimination, Adolescents, Grade 12, Depression (Psychology), Latin Americans, Well Being, Social Discrimination, Age Differences, High School Students, Asian Americans, Whites, Predictor Variables, Racial Differences, Adults, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Stress Variables, Physical Health, Socialization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
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