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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Perceived discrimination and psychological distress: the role of personal and ethnic self-esteem
Authors: Cassidy, Clare
O'Connor, Rory
Howe, Christine Joyce
Warden, David
Contact Email: ro2@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: discrimination
distress
self-esteem
collective self-esteem
depression
anxiety
young people
stress
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Cassidy C, O'Connor R, Howe CJ & Warden D (2004) Perceived discrimination and psychological distress: the role of personal and ethnic self-esteem, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51 (3), pp. 329-339.
Abstract: The current study aimed to draw on two 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 males but not females. We consider the implications of our findings for theory and future research examining the consequences of discrimination on psychological well-being.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/985
URL: http://www.apa.org/journals/cou/
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.51.3.329
Rights: Published in Journal of Counseling Psychology. Copyright: American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Affiliation: University of St Andrews
Psychology
University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde

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