Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.10.003
Title: Ethnic and racial socialization and self-esteem of Asian adoptees: The mediating role of multiple identities
Authors: Mohanty, J. 
Keywords: Adoptive identity
Ethnic identity
Ethnic neighborhood
International adoption
Interpersonal ego identity
Self-esteem
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Source: Mohanty, J. (2013-02). Ethnic and racial socialization and self-esteem of Asian adoptees: The mediating role of multiple identities. Journal of Adolescence 36 (1) : 161-170. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.10.003
Abstract: Positive identity development during adolescence in general is a complex process and may pose additional challenges for adolescents adopted from a different culture. Using a web-based survey design with a sample of 100 internationally adopted Asian adolescent and young adults, the present study examined the mediating role of multiple identities (i.e., ethnic, adoptive and interpersonal ego identities) in explaining the relationship between ethnic and racial socializations, ethnic neighborhood, and self-esteem. The results showed that (a) adoptive identity mediated the influence of racial socialization on psychological well-being, and (b) ethnic affirmation mediated the influence of ethnic socialization on adoptees' well-being. This study illustrates the importance of providing supportive counseling services for adoptees who are exploring their adoptive identity. © 2012 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.
Source Title: Journal of Adolescence
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/50246
ISSN: 01401971
DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.10.003
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

18
checked on Dec 7, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

12
checked on Nov 23, 2017

Page view(s)

65
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.