University of Missouri, 16 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.
Racial Identity, Phenotype, and Self-Esteem Among Biracial Polynesian/White Individuals
Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2013
© 2013 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 82–91, February 2013
How to Cite
Allen, G. E. K., Garriott, P. O., Reyes, C. J. and Hsieh, C. (2013), Racial Identity, Phenotype, and Self-Esteem Among Biracial Polynesian/White Individuals. Family Relations, 62: 82–91. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00743.x
- Issue online: 22 JAN 2013
- Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2013
- biracial identity;
This study examined racial identity, self-esteem, and phenotype among biracial Polynesian/White adults. Eighty-four Polynesian/White persons completed the Biracial Identity Attitude Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory, and a Polynesian phenotype scale. Profile analyses showed participants identified more with their Polynesian parent. A mediation analysis revealed that phenotype did not mediate the relationship between biracial identity and self-esteem.