Protecting minoritized youth against discrimination: the concurrent impact of ethnic-racial identity and culturally-congruent shift-&-persist coping

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Noah Keita N. Christophe (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gabriela Stein

Abstract: Discrimination is a largely uncontrollable stressor that has a negative impact on the psychological health and wellbeing of racially and ethnically minoritized youth. From a strengths-based perspective, this integrative dissertation presents a testable conceptual model of the general and culturally-informed coping methods that, in addition to other cultural assets such as ethnic-racial identity, may help promote resilience in minoritized youth and reduce the negative psychosocial impact of discrimination. Evidence for aspects of this conceptual model is demonstrated through three quantitative studies of minoritized adolescents and emerging adults. Implications for the study of culturally-informed coping and resilience in the face of uncontrollable racialized stressors are discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Coping, Discrimination, Ethnic-racial identity, Shift-&-Persist
Youth with social disabilities $x Mental health
Discrimination $x Psychological aspects
Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence
Resilience (Personality trait) in adolescence

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