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Ethnic identity, self-esteem, and ethnocentrism: a study of social identity versus multicultural theory of development.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2003 Nov; 9(4):333-44.CD

Abstract

Social identity theory (SIT) proposes that the more strongly individuals identify with their group, the less favorable attitudes they hold toward dissimilar groups. In contrast, multicultural theory proposes that affirmation toward one's group--particularly with respect to ethnicity--should correspond with higher levels of acceptance toward dissimilar groups. These competing theories were examined with 486 non-Hispanic White, African American, and Hispanic/Latino university students to determine if support would be found for either theory. Consistent with SIT, levels of ethnic identity correlated significantly with levels of ethnocentrism for Whites and Hispanics but not for African Americans. African Americans obtained significantly higher ethnic identity and self-esteem scores than the other 2 groups. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA. cnegy@pegasus.cc.ucf.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14609364

Citation

Negy, Charles, et al. "Ethnic Identity, Self-esteem, and Ethnocentrism: a Study of Social Identity Versus Multicultural Theory of Development." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 9, no. 4, 2003, pp. 333-44.
Negy C, Shreve TL, Jensen BJ, et al. Ethnic identity, self-esteem, and ethnocentrism: a study of social identity versus multicultural theory of development. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2003;9(4):333-44.
Negy, C., Shreve, T. L., Jensen, B. J., & Uddin, N. (2003). Ethnic identity, self-esteem, and ethnocentrism: a study of social identity versus multicultural theory of development. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 9(4), 333-44.
Negy C, et al. Ethnic Identity, Self-esteem, and Ethnocentrism: a Study of Social Identity Versus Multicultural Theory of Development. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2003;9(4):333-44. PubMed PMID: 14609364.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ethnic identity, self-esteem, and ethnocentrism: a study of social identity versus multicultural theory of development. AU - Negy,Charles, AU - Shreve,Tara L, AU - Jensen,Bernard J, AU - Uddin,Nizam, PY - 2003/11/12/pubmed PY - 2003/12/25/medline PY - 2003/11/12/entrez SP - 333 EP - 44 JF - Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology JO - Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol VL - 9 IS - 4 N2 - Social identity theory (SIT) proposes that the more strongly individuals identify with their group, the less favorable attitudes they hold toward dissimilar groups. In contrast, multicultural theory proposes that affirmation toward one's group--particularly with respect to ethnicity--should correspond with higher levels of acceptance toward dissimilar groups. These competing theories were examined with 486 non-Hispanic White, African American, and Hispanic/Latino university students to determine if support would be found for either theory. Consistent with SIT, levels of ethnic identity correlated significantly with levels of ethnocentrism for Whites and Hispanics but not for African Americans. African Americans obtained significantly higher ethnic identity and self-esteem scores than the other 2 groups. Implications of the findings are discussed. SN - 1099-9809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14609364/Ethnic_identity_self_esteem_and_ethnocentrism:_a_study_of_social_identity_versus_multicultural_theory_of_development_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/cdp/9/4/333 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -