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Effects of racial socialization and racial identity on acculturative stress in African American college students.^

Author: Thompson, C. P.
Author Background:
Date 5/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Cultural-Diversity-and-Ethnic-Minority-Psychology
Volume/Pages 6(2) 196-210
Subject Matter Research, African American, Youths
Abstract The aim of this study was to determine if racial identity mediates the relation between racial socialization and acculturative stress in African American university students, once demographic factors are accounted for. In a sample fo 84 participants, significant relations were found between racial socialization and acculturative stress, racial socialization and racial identity, and racial identity and acculturative stress. Partial support for a mediational model was found, with the best predictors of acculturative stress being immersion attitudes and internalization attitudes. (Journal abstract.)