ERIC Number: EJ1049955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Antecedents and Consequences of Racial/Ethnic Discrimination during Adolescence: Does the Source of Discrimination Matter?
Benner, Aprile D.; Graham, Sandra
Developmental Psychology, v49 n8 p1602-1613 Aug 2013
In the current study, we examined the precursors and consequences of discrimination for 876 Latino, African American, and Asian American adolescents (M[subscript age] = 16.9 years, SD = 0.43). The race/ethnic characteristics of schools and neighborhoods influenced adolescents' perceptions of the race/ethnic climates of these contexts. In turn, adolescents who viewed climates more negatively were more likely to perceive discriminatory treatment by school personnel, peers, and societal institutions. Discrimination from these 3 sources exerted differential influence on developmental outcomes: Greater discrimination from school personnel was associated with poorer academic performance, greater discrimination from peers was associated with more psychological maladjustment, and greater societal discrimination was associated with heightened racial awareness. Relations were consistent across race/ethnic groups and gender. Implications for intervening to reduce racial discrimination and other social stigmas are discussed.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment), Racial Discrimination, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Asian American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Community Characteristics, Correlation, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Social Bias, Well Being, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Grade Point Average, Likert Scales, Racial Relations, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California