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A Moderated Mediation Model: Racial Discrimination, Coping Strategies, and Racial Identity among Black Adolescents

Citation

Seaton, Eleanor K.; Upton, Rachel D.; Gilbert, Adrianne; & Volpe, Vanessa V. (2014). A Moderated Mediation Model: Racial Discrimination, Coping Strategies, and Racial Identity among Black Adolescents. Child Development, 85(3), 882-890. PMCID: PMC6673645

Abstract

This study examined a moderated mediation model among 314 Black adolescents aged 13–18. The model included general coping strategies (e.g., active, distracting, avoidant, and support-seeking strategies) as mediators and racial identity dimensions (racial centrality, private regard, public regard, minority, assimilationist, and humanist ideologies) as moderators of the relation between perceived racial discrimination and depressive symptoms. Moderated mediation examined if the relation between perceived racial discrimination and depressive symptoms varied by the mediators and moderators. Results revealed that avoidant coping strategies mediated the relation between perceptions of racial discrimination and depressive symptoms. The results indicated that avoidant coping strategies mediated the relation between perceived racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among youth with high levels of the minority/oppressive ideology.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12122

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

Child Development

Author(s)

Seaton, Eleanor K.
Upton, Rachel D.
Gilbert, Adrianne
Volpe, Vanessa V.

PMCID

PMC6673645