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Title: Psychological well-being, self-esteem and ethnic identity among adolescents
Author: Halsey, Robert
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1997
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This study examined the relationship between ethnic identity, self-esteem and psychological well-being among adolescents of mixed parentage. This was done in order to examine the impact of ethnic identity upon self-esteem & psychological well-being. Questionnaires were used to gather quantitative data regarding self-esteem and psychological well-being from a total of 190 participants. Results showed no differences in self-esteem scores, but mixed parentage adolescents scored significantly worse than their white counterparts on measures of psychological well-being, with black adolescents occupying an intermediary position. The personal & environmental influences on the development of ethnic identity were examined via interviews with fourteen of the mixed parentage participants. No conclusions were reached regarding the relationship between ethnic identity & either self-esteem or psychological well-being. The results of this study demonstrated the complex nature of ethnic identity, gave indications for successful future methodologies, & generated hypotheses for possible future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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