"Ethnic Identity among Immigrant Youth: A Cross National Perspective"
Jean Phinney, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Thursday, October 27th 2005
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12:15-1:30 pm Lunch/Talk/Q & A
ABOUT THE TALK
Scholars interested in ethnic identity acknowledge that the context is an important influence on its development and expression. However, most of the psychological research on ethnic identity has been carried out in the United States and has not examined context specifically. In this presentation, Dr. Phinney will discuss results from an international study of over 5000 immigrant youth who were surveyed in 13 immigrant-receiving countries. The study explored the relationship of ethnic identity to national identity and to acculturation, the role of ethnic identity in psychological adaptation, variation in individual profiles of identity, and similarities and differences across countries and ethnic groups. The results suggest four different profiles of cultural identity, including bicultural, ethnic, national, and diffuse. These profiles vary in their relationship to adaptation and in their distribution across contexts. Ethnic identity among immigrant youth can best be understood in terms of complex interactions among the attitudes and characteristics of immigrants and the contexts in which they live.
ABOUT DR. JEAN PHINNEY
Is a Professor of Psychology at
Paul Ong, Ph.D. Professor, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Director, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
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ABOUT THE LECTURE
This lecture is presented by the UCLA Psychology Department's Weekly Developmental Forum, in association with the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities (CRETSCMHD).
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