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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Perceived discrimination and psychological distress: the role of personal and ethnic self-esteem
Author(s): Cassidy, Clare
O'Connor, Rory
Howe, Christine Joyce
Warden, David
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Keywords: discrimination
collective self-esteem
young people
Race discrimination
Minority youth
Self-esteem in adolescence
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Date Deposited: 23-Mar-2009
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.
DOI Link: 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.

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