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Racial identity attitudes and self-esteem of black adolescents in residential care: an exploratory study

L Robinson

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 30, issue 1, pages 3-24
Published in print February 2000 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online February 2000 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/30.1.3
Racial identity attitudes and self-esteem of black adolescents in residential care: an exploratory study

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The study examined and compared the racial identity attitudes and self-esteem of 40 African Caribbean adolescents in residential care in a city in the West Midlands and a comparison group of 40 African Caribbean adolescents attending a multiracial comprehensive school in the city. The respondents were administered the Rosenberg (Rosenberg, 1965) Self-Esteem Scale, the Racial Identity Attitude Scale (Parham and Helms, 1981) and a Demographic Questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis and analysis of variance were used to analyse the data. Both respondents in residential care and the comparison group primarily endorsed positive racial attitudes. Self-esteem and racial identity attitudes were positively related. The study assessed the implications of the findings for social workers working with black children and adolescents.

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Subjects: Social Work

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