Methodological Issues in Ethnic and Racial Identity Research With Ethnic Minority Populations: Theoretical Precision, Measurement Issues, and Research Designs

Seth J. Schwartz, Moin Syed, Tiffany Yip, George P. Knight, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Deborah Rivas-Drake, Richard M. Lee, William E. Cross, Sabine E. French, Carol A. Markstrom, Stephen M. Quintana, Eleanor K. Seaton, Robert M. Sellers

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Abstract

This article takes stock of research methods employed in the study of racial and ethnic identity with ethnic minority populations. The article is presented in three parts. The first section reviews theories, conceptualizations, and measurement of ethnic and racial identity (ERI) development. The second section reviews theories, conceptualizations, and measurement of ERI content. The final section reviews key methodological and analytic principles that are important to consider for both ERI development and content. The article concludes with suggestions for future research addressing key methodological limitations when studying ERI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-76
Number of pages19
JournalChild development
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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