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Townsend, Tiffany G.; Thomas, Anita Jones; Neilands, Torsten B.; Jackson, Tiffany R. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
Scholars have highlighted the detrimental influence of racially charged stereotypes and images on self-perception and well being. Others have suggested that identity components (e.g., ethnic identity and self-concept) serve a protective function. The purposes of this study were (a) to explore the relationship among stereotypic images, beauty…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Females, Well Being, Interaction
Miller, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the identity development of mixed race Asian students, also known as Hapas, and the influence of college environments of their perceptions of self. More specifically, this study will use Narrative Inquiry to gain insight into the lives and experiences of 20 Hapa students at the University of…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Asian Americans, College Environment, Self Concept
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Smolcic, Elizabeth; Arends, Jessica – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
The "achievement gap" for English learners and those of marginalized groups has been documented for well over a decade. It is widely recognized that socioeconomic status, language, and the fluid construct of culture play significant roles in school learning. However, despite the dismal academic progress of students learning English in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Teacher Competencies
Stein, Howard F. – 1971
It is in relation to a sense of a tangible future that the shaming dimension of Americanization most directly threatens the mobility and integration of the assimilation-aspiring "ethnic American" of South and East European origin or ancestry. Uncertainty about one's future precipitates uncertainty about one's modes of conflict resolution…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Conflict Resolution, Culture Conflict, Ethnic Groups
Morse, Roberta N.; Piers, Ellen V. – 1973
This study of levels of self-esteem in a sample of black disadvantaged children was conducted to investigate factors known from other studies to facilitate the development and maintenance of a favorable self-concept despite adverse environmental conditions and skin color. The child subjects were selected from six classes of fifth grade black…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged