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01-08-2009 | Original Paper | Uitgave 4/2009

Journal of Child and Family Studies 4/2009

Examining Relationships Between Ethnic Identity, Family Environment, and Psychological Outcomes for African American Adolescents

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Journal of Child and Family Studies > Uitgave 4/2009
Auteurs:
Jalika Street, April Harris-Britt, Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Abstract

Ethnic identity has been linked to a number of healthy psychological outcomes for African American adolescents. The levels of conflict and cohesion in the family environment have also been found to be predictive of adolescent mental health. This study examined whether the ethnic identity and levels of conflict and cohesion in the family environments were related to adolescents’ psychological adjustment. Participants included 61 African American adolescents, ages 10–14 years old, and their parents. Hierarchical regression models were used to determine the cumulative effects of ethnic identity and family functioning on adolescent mental health, specifically adolescent levels of depression, self-esteem, and interpersonal functioning. Results indicated that having a positive ethnic identity and a cohesive family environment were most strongly associated with psychological adjustment. Implications of these results are discussed in terms of family interventions.

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