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ERIC Number: EJ941075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Ethnic Identity, Ego Identity, and Psychological Well-Being among Mixed-Ethnic Arab-European Adolescents in Israel
Abu-Rayya, Hisham Motkal
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v24 n4 p669-679 Nov 2006
This study explored the relationship between ethnic identity, ego identity, and psychological wellbeing among mixed-ethnic adolescents with European mothers and Arab fathers in Israel. One hundred and twenty-seven mixed-ethnic adolescents (13 to 18 years) were instructed to respond to a modified version of Phinney's (1992) Multigroup ethnic identity measure (MEIM), to Bennion and Adams' (1986) ego identity measure (EOM-EIS) and to Ryff's (1999) psychological well-being scale. It was found that Arab and European ethnic identities, composed of ethnic behaviours, affirmation and belonging, and achievement of a sense of oneself as part of an ethnic group, were significantly positively correlated with participants' psychological well-being. Findings revealed also that the ego identity statuses Achievement and Moratorium were associated with higher levels of psychological well-being, while the statuses Foreclosure and Diffusion were associated with lower levels of well-being. Arab and European ethnic identities and ego identity were found to be formed independently among the participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel