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Syed, Moin; Azmitia, Margarita – Developmental Psychology, 2008
This study used a narrative approach to understand how emerging adults experience ethnicity in their everyday lives and to link ethnic identity processes with the content of how ethnic identity is experienced. Participants were 191 ethnically diverse emerging adults who completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) and provided a written…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Young Adults
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Reyes, J. Roberto – Christian Higher Education, 2013
This paper takes a theoretical look at the relationship between ethnic identity formation, in-group ethnic affiliations, and academic achievement for students of color. To this end, the study examines the process of ethnic identity development and considers how human ecology theory, in particularly the concept of "ecocultural niches,"…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Correlation, Ethnicity
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
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Kim-Ju, Greg M.; Liem, Ramsay – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2003
This study found that ethnic self-awareness has different meanings for European Americans and Asian Americans and for Asian Americans with different ethnic identity orientations. Findings are discussed in relation to theories that predict salience of ethnicity and to educators and practitioners who deal with ethnic minority group members.…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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
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Eschbach, Karl; Gomez, Christina – Social Science Quarterly, 1998
Explores the dynamics of ethnic identity for a Hispanic population, paying particular attention to determinants of inconsistent ethnic identification. Finds that English monolingualism and attendance of schools with few Hispanic students are strongly associated with inconsistent identity; areas with larger Hispanic populations are associated less…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Maintenance, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups
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Ruttenberg, Jonathan; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1996
Examines the relationship between indicators of collective identity (collective self-esteem, religious involvement, involvement in ethnic organizations) and prejudice towards the other group among Jewish and Arab college students. Collective identity variables largely were unrelated to prejudice among the Jewish students. Findings for the Arab…
Descriptors: Arabs, College Students, Cultural Interrelationships, Ethnic Bias
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
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
Arredondo, Patricia M. – 1983
This report discusses identity themes that emerged in a longitudinal (1977-1981) study of identity, ego, and career development patterns among immigrant adolescents and young adults in Boston, Massachusetts. Qualitative data, which were collected from journals that the subjects kept, and from semi-structured interviews, revealed the subjects'…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Alienation, Biculturalism, Career Choice
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)
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Verkuyten, Maykel – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1995
No significant differences in global self-esteem and self-concept stability were found between 380 self-identified majority and 262 self-defined minority (i.e., Turkish, Moroccan, and Surinamese) youth in the Netherlands. Minority youth did identify more strongly with their ethnic groups, and they evaluated their groups more positively than their…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity