Ethnic-racial identity and psychological adjustment: An examination of identity coherence and identity confusion as mediators
Mounts, Nina S.
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Department of Psychology
The current dissertation project investigated relationships among ethnic-racial identity, identity coherence, identity confusion, and self-esteem in an ethnic minority sample. Consistent with previous research, ethnic-racial identity was related to identity coherence. Also consistent with previous research were the findings that identity coherence and identity confusion are differentially associated with self-esteem. Mediation analysis revealed that the relationship between one form of ethnic-racial identity, ethnic-racial identity commitment, and self-esteem was mediated by identity coherence. This mediated relationship was not moderated by gender, ethnicity, or immigration status. However, the relationship between identity coherence and self-esteem was moderated by college experience.
Allen, Cara, "Ethnic-racial identity and psychological adjustment: An examination of identity coherence and identity confusion as mediators" (2020). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6799.
Northern Illinois University
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