Racism, identity and psychological well-being: a longitudinal perspective on politically embattled relations

Howe, C., Heim, D. and O'Connor, R. (2014) Racism, identity and psychological well-being: a longitudinal perspective on politically embattled relations. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(13), pp. 2457-2474. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2013.835057)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2013.835057

Abstract

The relation between racism, identity and well-being has stimulated political debate as well as psychological analysis. Research is reported that explores the relation among young people of white (n=97) and minority (n=174) ethnicity. On first assessment, minority ethnic participants reported: (1) more frequent experiences of racism and discrimination than white participants; and (2) higher levels of ethnic identity and equivalent levels of national identity. Three years later, depressive symptomatology was highest among minority ethnic participants, and (for this group only) positively associated with racism and discrimination reported at first assessment, and negatively associated with national identity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Connor, Professor Rory
Authors: Howe, C., Heim, D., and O'Connor, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Ethnic and Racial Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0141-9870
ISSN (Online):1466-4356

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