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ERIC Number: EJ1181384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Protective Role of Religious Involvement in African American and Caribbean Black Adolescents' Experiences of Racial Discrimination
Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Martin, Pamela P.; Copeland-Linder, Nikeea; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Matusko, Niki; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Jackson, James S.
Youth & Society, v50 n5 p659-687 Jul 2018
For many Black adolescents, racial discrimination increases the risk of developing adverse psychological outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationships among religious involvement, racial discrimination, and psychological outcomes among a nationally representative sample of African American adolescents and Caribbean Black adolescents from the National Survey of American Life. "Multiple regression" models were used to determine the interactive effects of religious involvement and racial discrimination experiences on Black adolescents' psychological outcomes. Findings indicate that religious involvement was a protective factor for Caribbean Black adolescents but not African American youth. The implications of these findings underscore the varied roles of religious involvement for African American and Caribbean Black adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH); National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: U01MH57716