Perceived discrimination, self-esteem and psychological distress among ethnic minority young people

David Warden, C. Cassidy, R. O'Connor, C. Howe

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Abstract

The present study aimed to draw on 2 theoretical models to examine the relationship between perceived ethnic discrimination and psychological distress in a sample of ethnic minority young people (N=154). Analysis provided no support for the hypothesis derived from the self-esteem theory of depression that self-esteem (personal and ethnic) moderates the discrimination-distress relationship. There was, however, partial support for a mediating role of self-esteem, as predicted by the transactional model of stress and coping. This mediational relationship was moderated by gender, such that both forms of self-esteem exerted a mediating role among men but not women. The authors consider the implications of their findings for theory and future research examining the consequences of discrimination on psychological well-being.
LanguageEnglish
Pages329-339
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

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Keywords

  • ethnic discrimination
  • ethnic minorites
  • psychological distress
  • depressions
  • young people

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Warden, David ; Cassidy, C. ; O'Connor, R. ; Howe, C. / Perceived discrimination, self-esteem and psychological distress among ethnic minority young people. In: Journal of Counseling Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 51, No. 3. pp. 329-339.
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