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Abstract

Racism and discrimination are known causes of stress for ethnic minorities. While negative stereotypes may adversely impact health and performance in racial groups, we suggest that positive performance stereotypes may also have adverse effects. Therefore, the preventive management of performance stereotypes through effective coping can improve organizational health. In addition, studies of coping within racial groups aimed at understanding within group variance can lead to the identification of positive coping methods for ethnic minorities. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.