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ERIC Number: EJ972337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
Prosocial Involvement among African American Young Adults: Considering Racial Discrimination and Racial Identity
White-Johnson, Rhonda L.
Journal of Black Psychology, v38 n3 p313-341 Aug 2012
Prosocial involvement is conceptualized as support for or engaging in behaviors that contribute to or benefit African American communities. The current study examines the relationship between prosocial involvement and race-related factors among 303 African American college students. Using two underlying dimensions of prosocial involvement, prosocial attitudes and prosocial behaviors, models were tested to examine racial discrimination and racial identity as predictors of prosocial involvement. Overall, participants showed strong support for prosocial involvement. Racial discrimination, racial centrality, and private regard were positively related to both dimensions of prosocial involvement. There was also a positive association between nationalist and assimilation ideology with prosocial attitudes. Findings from this study highlight the complexity of prosocial involvement and the relevance of race-related factors among African American college students. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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