Longitudinal and Reciprocal Effects of Ethnic Identity and Experiences of Discrimination on Psychosocial Adjustment of Navajo (Dine) Adolescents

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Title Longitudinal and Reciprocal Effects of Ethnic Identity and Experiences of Discrimination on Psychosocial Adjustment of Navajo (Dine) Adolescents
Subject Utah State University; Universities and colleges--Graduate work; Children; Indian children; Intermountain School; Indians of North America--Education; Utah State University. School of Graduate Studies; Navajo Indians; Dissertations, Academic; Families; Teenagers; Education; Drugs; Culture; Men; Identity (Philosophical concept)
Spatial Coverage Utah
Keywords USU; Navajo; Dine; social; depression; school; high school; Thesis
Tribe Navajo
Band Dine
Creator Jones, Matthew D.
Description This study examined the relationships among ethnic identity, cultural identity, experiences of discrimination, their interactions, and their effects on various psychosocial outcomes (self-esteem, depression, sense of school membership, social functioning, substance abuse, substance related problems, delinquent behaviors, and grade point average [GPA]). Data were collected twice over a 2-year period. Change across time was observed in male adolescents' experiences of discrimination. Affirmation and belonging to Navajo culture was the strongest protective predictor at Time 1, but at Time 2 less consistent patterns of association emerged. Also at Time 2, experiences of discrimination emerged as a powerful negative predictor of psychosocial functioning for boys only. Finally, there were very few longitudinal links between ethnic identity, discrimination experiences, and psychosocial functioning, suggesting that more complex and sophisticated analyses and designs may be necessary to more clearly delineate the longitudinal implications of ethnic identity development
Publisher Utah State University
Date 2008
Type Text
Rights All rights reserved, Utah State University
ARK ark:/87278/s6j70d53
Setname uaida_main
Date Created 2012-06-28
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 389321
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j70d53
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