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ERIC Number: EJ994217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Exploring the Relationships between White Racial Consciousness, Feminist Identity Development and Family Environment for White Undergraduate Women
Wolff, Kara E.; Munley, Patrick H.
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p283-307 Jun 2012
A sample of 394 White undergraduate females completed a demographic questionnaire and three assessment measures: the Oklahoma Racial Attitudes Scale-Revised (ORAS-R) (Vandiver & Leach, 2005), the Feminist Identity Composite (FIC) (Fischer et. al., 2000) and the Family Environment Scale-Real Form (FES-R) (Moos & Moos, 1974, 1994, 2002). Four separate canonical correlation analyses were conducted and three main findings emerged. First, family environments that were perceived by participants to promote engagement with a variety of outside perspectives were related to more actively anti-racist worldviews and well-developed feminist identities; while family environments perceived to reflect a more insular focus were related to more prejudicial racial attitudes and less feminist identity development. Second, the more advanced stages of feminist identity development were related to more anti-racist White racial consciousness attitudes. Third, emerging understandings of both sexism and racism appear to be related to each other. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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