Date of Graduation

Summer 2014

Degree

Master of Science in Counseling

Department

Counseling, Leadership and Special Education

Committee Chair

Angela Anderson

Keywords

race, racial identity development, microaggressions, multi-group ethnic identity measure-revised, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, stereotype

Subject Categories

Counseling

Abstract

The present study examined the occurrence of racial microaggressions on a predominantly White, Midwestern university, as well as their relationship to self-esteem, stress, and racial identity. A sample of 40 students who identified as African or Africamerican, Hispanic, Multiracial, or Asian, Pacific Islander, or Asiamerican completed the Multi-group Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Racial Microaggression Scale, and a demographic information form. The results suggest that, while no significant relationship was found between microaggressions and self-esteem, students reported frequently experiencing microaggressions on campus, as well as stress related to these events.

Copyright

© Kendra Elizabeth Shoge

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