This research was supported by NICHD Grant 1R01HD055436-01A1 awarded to the author and to J. Nicole Shelton. The author thanks the many research assistants of the Youth Experience Study for their help with data collection. The author also thanks the school personnel and students for participating in this study. Finally, the author wishes to thank Sara Douglass for her work on the Youth Experience Study.
Ethnic Identity in Everyday Life: The Influence of Identity Development Status
Article first published online: 12 APR 2013
© 2013 The Author. Child Development © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Volume 85, Issue 1, pages 205–219, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Yip, T. (2014), Ethnic Identity in Everyday Life: The Influence of Identity Development Status. Child Development, 85: 205–219. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12107
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 12 APR 2013
- NICHD. Grant Number: 1R01HD055436-01A1
The current study explores the intersection of ethnic identity development and significance in a sample of 354 diverse adolescents (mean age 14). Adolescents completed surveys five times a day for 1 week. Cluster analyses revealed four identity clusters: diffused, foreclosed, moratorium, and achieved. Achieved adolescents reported the highest levels of identity salience across situations, followed by moratorium adolescents. Achieved and moratorium adolescents also reported a positive association between identity salience and private regard. For foreclosed and achieved adolescents reporting low levels of centrality, identity salience was associated with lower private regard. For foreclosed and achieved adolescents reporting high levels of centrality, identity salience was associated with higher private regard.