ERIC Number: EJ990873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Discrimination against Muslim American Adolescents
Aroian, Karen J.
Journal of School Nursing, v28 n3 p206-213 Jun 2012
Although there is ample evidence of discrimination toward Muslim Americans in general, there is limited information specific to Muslim American adolescents. The few existing studies specific to this age group suggest that Muslim American adolescents encounter much discrimination from teachers, school administrators, and classmates. This descriptive qualitative study complements the few existing studies on Muslim American adolescents by obtaining in-depth description of the discrimination they encounter. The sample was 14 Muslim American adolescents who participated in one of two gender-specific focus groups about their discrimination experiences. Findings identified school settings as rife with discrimination toward Muslims, portrayed Muslim girls as at risk for harassment by strangers in public places, and illustrated how Muslim youth cope with discrimination. The study findings sensitize school nurses to the nature of the problem and provide direction for intervention.
Descriptors: Evidence, Adolescents, Age, Muslims, Focus Groups, School Nurses, North Americans, Social Discrimination, Qualitative Research, Gender Differences, At Risk Persons, Intervention, Coping, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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