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Measuring and Testing the Processes Underlying Young Mexican-origin Children’s Ethnic-Racial Identification

Abstract The overarching goal of this dissertation was to contribute to the field’s understanding of young children’s development of ethnic-racial identification. In particular, Study 1 presented the adaptation of three measures that are developmentally appropriate for assessing young children’s ethnic-racial attitudes, ethnic-racial centrality, and ethnic-racial knowledge, and tested the psychometric properties of each measure. Findings from Study 1 provided limited initial support for the construct validity and reliability of the measures; importantly, there were many differences in the descriptives and measurement properties based on the language in which children completed the measures. In addition to measurement of ethnic-racial identification,... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Derlan, Chelsea L. (Author) / Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J. J (Advisor) / Updegraff, Kimberly A. (Committee member) / Seaton, Eleanor (Committee member) / Martin, Carol L. (Committee member) / Thompson, Marilyn S. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / adaptive culture / cultural/ethnic/racial socialization / ethnic/racial identification/identity / gender / Mexican/Mexican-origin / skin tone/color
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 206 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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