ERIC Number: EJ1049525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino Adolescents' Perceived Discrimination in Online and Offline Settings: An Examination of Cultural Risk and Protective Factors
Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J.
Developmental Psychology, v51 n1 p87-100 Jan 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic), and tested whether developmentally salient cultural assets (i.e., ethnic identity) directly promoted youth adjustment or moderated the negative impact of discrimination on adjustment. Each of the 3 ethnic identity components (i.e., exploration, resolution, affirmation) demonstrated evidence of promoting positive outcomes among Latino youth; furthermore, there was some evidence that the promotive effects of affirmation and resolution were significantly stronger for older versus younger adolescents. In addition, with the exception of experiences with discrimination from adults outside of the school setting, there was evidence of ethnic identity interacting with each type of discrimination to predict Latino adolescents' self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and externalizing problems. Findings suggest directions for future research and identify potential targets for intervention that may prove fruitful in programming efforts with Latino adolescents.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Correlation, Student Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Educational Environment, Internet, Adjustment (to Environment), Mental Health, Academic Achievement, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Age Differences, Adults, Predictor Variables, Self Esteem, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Problems, Middle School Students, High School Students, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Child Behavior Checklist; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale