The development of ethnic identity in Asian-American adolescents: Status and outcome.

Abstract
Ethnic identity status and outcome were assessed in a heterogeneous group of 342 Asian-American adolescents. Data were obtained from essays written by the Ss concerning growing up Asian American. The essays were coded for status on the basis of presence of commitment and exploration of ethnic identity, and were coded for outcome based on the nature of the S’s identification with the ethnic and mainstream American cultures. Developmental progression in both ethnic identity status (from foreclosure to moratorium to achievement) and ethnic identity outcome (from unidimensional separation to bidimensional integration) was found, as was an association between ethnic identity status and outcome. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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