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Longitudinal Associations Between Felt Pressure From Family and Peers and Self-Esteem Among African American and Latino/a Youth

Abstract The present study explored longitudinal associations between self-esteem and a specific dimension of gender identity (GI) and ethnic-racial identity (ERI), namely felt pressure from family and peers to act or behave in either gender or race/ethnic-accordant ways, among a sample of 750 African American and Latino/a middle school students (M = 12.10 years, SD = .97 years) in a southwestern U.S. city. Participants completed measures of self-esteem and GI and ERI felt pressure from family and from peers at two time points. Data were analyzed through bivariate correlation and hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses. Hierarchical multiple linear regression results revealed that among African American students, there was a significant neg... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Aoyagi, Keiko (Author) / Santos, Carlos E (Advisor) / Tran, Giac-Thao (Committee member) / Updegraff, Kimberly (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling psychology / Developmental psychology / Early adolescence / Ethnic-racial identity / Gender identity / Psychology / Racial/ethnic minority / Self-esteem
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 50 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Counseling Psychology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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