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Phinney, Jean S.; Alipuria, Linda Line – 1987
Erikson's concept of identity has become a central focus for studying adolescent development. Identity is a psychosocial construct involving the creation of a sense of sameness and continuity, a unity of personality achieved through a process of crisis and commitment. Although culture is a factor in Erikson's theory, research on adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Students
Phinney, Jean S.; Ambarsoom, Hamlet – 1987
The theoretical basis of most studies of identity development is Erikson's theory, which proposes that the achievement of a personal identity is the central developmental task of adolescence. Although Erikson mentioned the role of culture, no research has examined ethnicity directly as a dimension of identity. This study examined ethnic identity…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Students, College Students
Chae, Mark H. – 2000
The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) and the Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status (EOM-EIS) were administered to 150 male and female college students from four ethnic groups (African American; Asian American; Hispanic American; White American) to assess the influence of gender and ethnic group membership upon ego and ethnic…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Black Students, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
Glatzmaier, Luann; Myers, Monique; Bordogna, Melissa A. – 2000
This paper examines how American Indians construct and describe their own cultural identities. In particular, it focuses on cultural group identity from the perspective of three American Indians living in an urban setting, and on the ways that cultural identity can be communicated and enacted. Two American Indian women and one American Indian man,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, Biculturalism, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Tse, Lucy – 1996
A study explored the process of ethnic identity formation and the role of language in the ethnic identity of five language-minority adults, and any changes in language's role over time. In-depth interviews were conducted with five U.S.-born ethnic and language minority adults with diverse backgrounds. Brief profiles of the three men and two women…
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Ethnicity
This paper reviews the research and theories on ethnic identity development, and draws some implications from these ideas for improving curriculum design for, and instructional effectiveness with, ethnically different students, especially Black Americans. The paradigm of "the developmental stages of ethnic identity transformation"…
Descriptors: Black Students, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
Pak, Jenny H. – 2001
Current models of acculturation and cultural identity are primarily devoted to identifying the course or the levels at which it takes place, but they are severely limited in describing how a sense of self is fashioned out of multiple social and cultural contexts. The acculturative process is impacted, for example, by the reasons for immigration,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Context, Ethnicity, Females
Weinreich, Peter – 1978
A study of identity development was carried out in Bristol, England, with Asian, West Indian, and indigenous British adolescents. Ethnic and gender differences in patterns of identification conflict with others were found between minority group boys and girls. Both sexes from both minority groups, however, had substantial identification conflicts…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnicity
Vazquez, Jesse M. – 1985
This conference paper presents the "ethnic matrix," a theoretical model of the process of ethnicity which describes how ethnic identity is sustained or diminished in the life of an individual or ethnic group. After a general introduction, the first of the paper's three major sections presents a research review and overview of historical and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity
Allendoerfer, Cheryl – 1999
An ethnographic study examined how learning English and becoming more literate in the dominant discourse affects the identity or self-concept of Vietnamese immigrant students, and how new discourse may be created as students negotiate multiple literacies. It was conducted in a Seattle area high school and focused on 22 Vietnamese students in an…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
Jun, JuSung – 2002
Adjustment experiences of South Korean graduate students' wives living in Georgia were examined from a feminist viewpoint. The adaptive process, its cultural meaning, and related social ramifications, was hypothesized to be an example of transformative learning. These two questions guided the study: (1) how did South Korean students' wives adapt…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Development
Nakhid, Camille – 2002
This paper looks at how institutional perceptions of marginalized groups of students affect their achievement, and argues that an "identifying process" involving students' own construction of themselves is necessary to academic success. In New Zealand, schools focus on the ethnicity of Pasifika (Pacific Islander) students in terms of low…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Focus Groups
Pena, Delores C. – 1998
This study documents the struggles and successes of three Mexican American teachers over a 40-year period in the Alice Independent School District, Texas. In order to focus on the construction of the subjects' identity as Mexican American teachers, the interviews were transcribed and categorized into themes: parental influence, school experiences,…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity