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Rosenbloom, Susan Rakosi; Way, Niobe – Youth & Society, 2004
Interviews and participant observation are used to describe how ethnic minority students in an urban high school experience discrimination. The findings suggest critical variations among students that contributed to a hostile school environment. Asian American students discussed physical and verbal harassment by peers, while Black and Latino…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, African American Students, Asian American Students, Hispanic Americans
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McGill, Rebecca Kang; Way, Niobe; Hughes, Diane – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012
This study examined patterns of intra- and interracial best friendships during middle school and their associations with social and emotional well-being. We hypothesized that intraracial friendships would be beneficial for racial or ethnic minority youth because such relationships provide protection and solidarity in a discriminatory society.…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Well Being, Asian Americans, Adolescents
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Qin, Desiree Boalian; Way, Niobe; Mukherjee, Preetika – Youth & Society, 2008
The image of the model minority dominates scholarly and public discourse on Asian American children and adolescents. However, recent research has shown that despite their high levels of educational achievement Asian American students report poor psychological and social adjustment. Using an ecological framework, this article sought to explore the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Adjustment, Chinese Americans, Asian American Students
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Greene, Melissa L.; Way, Niobe; Pahl, Kerstin – Developmental Psychology, 2006
This article presents results from a 3-year longitudinal study of the growth patterns and correlates of perceived discrimination by adults and by peers among Black, Latino, and Asian American high school students. Results revealed a linear increase over time in levels of perceived discrimination by adults, whereas perceptions of discrimination by…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Asian Americans, Adolescents, African Americans
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Way, Niobe – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Longitudinal, mixed method research on friendships, conducted over the past two decades with Black, Latino, Asian, and European American boys, reveals three themes: (1) the importance for boys of being able to share their secrets with their close friends; (2) the importance of close friendships for boys' mental health; and (3) the loss of but…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Friendship, Intimacy
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Way, Niobe; Chen, Lisa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Examined friendship among 160 African American, Latino, and Asian American ninth graders from low-income families. Found significant gender and racial/ethnic differences in the characteristics and quality of close and general friendships. Correlates of friendship quality varied across the type of friendship and across gender. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Asian Americans, Blacks
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Way, Niobe; Robinson, Melissa G. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Examined the influence over time of demographic variables and perceived family and friend support and school climate on changes in psychological adjustment among Black, Latino, and Asian American adolescents from low-income families. Found a greater increase in self-esteem in students reporting more positive perceptions of school climate and,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Asian Americans, Blacks
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Greene, Melissa L.; Way, Niobe – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2005
The current study presents a growth curve analysis of self-esteem among Black, Latino, and Asian American high school students. A series of hierarchical linear models were used to examine patterns and predictors of change in self-esteem over time. Results revealed an average increase in self-esteem with age. Although boys and girls experienced…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Adolescents, Self Esteem, Hispanic Americans
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Way, Niobe; Pahl, Kerstin – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2001
This study examined contributions of demographic, individual-level, and contextual factors on changes in perceived quality of general and closest same-sex friendships among 114 Asian American, Black, and Latino adolescents from low-income families. Findings suggested a compensatory model of relationships and drew attention to the importance of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Asian American Students
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Way, Niobe; Hernandez, Maria G.; Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Hughes, Diane L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Few studies examine how the macro context shapes ethnic or racial identity development during early adolescence. This analysis draws on interview data from 40 African American, Chinese American, Dominican American, and European American middle school students (6th through 8th grade) to explore how stereotypes inform adolescents' ethnic and racial…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Self Concept, Ethnicity, Stereotypes
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Hughes, Diane; Del Toro, Juan; Harding, Jessica F.; Way, Niobe; Rarick, Jason R. D. – Child Development, 2016
The authors explored trajectories of perceived discrimination over a 6-year period (five assessments in 6th-11th grade) in relation to academic, behavioral, and psychological adjustment in 8th and 11th grades. They distinguished discrimination from adults versus peers in addition to overt versus covert discrimination from peers. The sample…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Ethnic Groups, Racial Discrimination, Gender Discrimination
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Hughes, Diane L.; Del Toro, Juan; Way, Niobe – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Two approaches to conceptualizing ethnic-racial identity development dominate the literature within developmental psychology--1 focused on the process of ethnic-racial identity development, including exploration and commitment, and another focused on the evaluative components of identity, including private and public regard. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Self Concept, Developmental Psychology