Resilience against discrimination: Ethnic identity and other-group orientation as protective factors for Korean Americans

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Abstract

This study investigated the resilience of 84 Korean American college students in the context of perceived ethnic discrimination. Two cultural resources, multidimensional ethnic identity and other-group orientation, were hypothesized as protective factors that moderate the negative effects of discrimination. Only 1 aspect of ethnic identity was found to have a moderation effect. Specifically, ethnic identity pride operated as a protective-reactive factor that moderated the effects of discrimination on depressive symptoms and social connectedness but not on self-esteem. Ethnic identity pride and perceived discrimination had first-order effects on self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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