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Gruenenfelder-Steiger, Andrea E.; Harris, Michelle A.; Fend, Helmut A. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
A large body of literature suggests a clear, concurrent association between peer approval and self-esteem in adolescence. However, little empirical work exists on either the prospective or reciprocal relation between peer approval and self-esteem during this age period. Moreover, it is unclear from past research whether both "subjectively…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Self Esteem, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Kazemi, Bahman – Cogent Education, 2018
Teacher professional identity is seen as a sense of self that results from various factors such as experience, education, environment, and personal characteristics. The purpose of the present article was to investigate the relationship between EFL teachers' professional identity and their self-esteem. The research data were collected with 224 EFL…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Professional Identity
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Allen, G. E. Kawika; Garriott, Patton O.; Reyes, Carla J.; Hsieh, Catherine – Family Relations, 2013
This study examined racial identity, self-esteem, and phenotype among biracial Polynesian/White adults. Eighty-four Polynesian/White persons completed the Biracial Identity Attitude Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory, and a Polynesian phenotype scale. Profile analyses showed participants identified more with their Polynesian parent. A…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Multiracial Persons, Pacific Americans, Racial Identification
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Watson, Ryan J.; Grossman, Arnold H.; Russell, Stephen T. – Youth & Society, 2019
Disparities in psychosocial adjustment have been identified for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth, yet research that explores multiple sources of social support among subgroups of LGB youth is sparse. Social support theory is used as a framework to analyze the ways that different sources of support might promote better psychosocial adjustment…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Support Groups
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Monteleone, Rebecca; Forrester-Jones, Rachel – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: There has been little qualitative analysis of the experience of stigma, social comparisons and conception of identity among adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). This study aimed to develop an understanding of how adults with intellectual disabilities experience their own disability, and any implications relating to self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Qualitative Research, Self Esteem
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Kerpelman, Jennifer L.; McElwain, Alyssa D.; Pittman, Joe F.; Adler-Baeder, Francesca M. – Youth & Society, 2016
The current study examined associations among parenting practices, adolescents' self-esteem and dating identity exploration, and adolescents' sexual behaviors. Participants were 680 African American and European American sexually experienced adolescents attending public high schools in the southeast. Results indicated that risky sexual behavior…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior, Adolescents
Mushonga, Dawnsha R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This cross-sectional, exploratory study examined positive mental health (PMH) in 156 Black college students, ages 18-25, attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). In addition, identity-related constructs such as spirituality, self-esteem, social support, life satisfaction, racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Racial Identification, Mental Health
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McDonald, T. A. M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Individuals on the autism spectrum face stigma that can influence identity development. Previous research on the 22-item Autism Spectrum Identity Scale (ASIS) reported a four-factor structure with strong split-sample cross-validation and good internal consistency. This study reports the discriminative and criterion validity of the ASIS with other…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Test Validity, Adults
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Shek, Yen Ling; McEwen, Marylu K. – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
This study was conducted using a sample of Asian American male college students (N = 173) from one east coast public, research institution and one west coast public, research institution to explore the relationships of racial identity and gender role conflict with self-esteem. The study employed the People of Color Racial Identity Attitudes Scale,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Racial Identification, Role Conflict, Asian Americans
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Zajda, Joseph – Education and Society, 2019
The article analyses and critiques recent research findings dealing with major forms of discrimination and discriminatory practices, and their impact on learners and their implications for the student's social identity, self-esteem, human rights and social justice. The article focuses on specific research findings dealing with intelligence…
Descriptors: Criticism, Civil Rights, Self Esteem, Self Concept
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Toomey, Russell B.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
"Who am I?" "How do I fit in with others around me?" "How do I feel about my ethnicity?" Understanding the answers to these complex questions is part of a process that many individuals revisit throughout the course of their lives. This process becomes particularly salient during adolescence when youth gain the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Cognitive Ability, Adolescents, Identification
Thomas, Dominique L.; Smith, Chauncey D.; Marks, Bryant T.; Crosby, Brandon – Online Submission, 2012
Social identity theory maintains that one's self-concept is partially determined by the social groups to which the individual belongs. Using this as a theoretical framework, this study examined the relationship between multiple dimensions of institutional identity and self-esteem in 411 Black male college freshmen. It was hypothesized that…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Identification (Psychology), African American Students, Males
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Barker, Valerie – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2012
An online survey (N = 256) compared social networking site (SNS) use among younger (millennial: 18-29) and older (baby-boomer: 41-64) subscribers focusing on the influence of collective self-esteem and group identity on motives for SNS use. Younger participants reported higher positive collective self-esteem, social networking site use for peer…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Comparative Analysis, Age Differences, Self Concept
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Kort-Butler, Lisa A. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
Structured extracurricular activity participation has been linked to self-esteem and other indicators of positive youth development. This article describes the theoretical basis for this relationship, centering on extracurricular activities as a location for identity development. A summary of the empirical evidence points to the importance of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Extracurricular Activities, Adolescents, Social Environment
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Yu, Shu-Chun – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
With the trend toward globalization and the continual change of the ethnic composition of the U.S. population, there is increasing awareness in the U.S. that not every child is raised in an English-only family. The purpose of this research is to explore the relationships among heritage language proficiency, ethnic identity, and self-esteem in the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Ethnicity, Self Esteem
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