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Ethnic and Racial Identity during Adolescence and into Young Adulthood: An Integrated Conceptualization

Citation

Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Quintana, Stephen M.; Lee, Richard M.; Cross, William E., Jr.; Rivas-Drake, Deborah; Schwartz, Seth J.; Syed, Moin; Yip, Tiffany; Seaton, Eleanor K.; & Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group, (2014). Ethnic and Racial Identity during Adolescence and into Young Adulthood: An Integrated Conceptualization. Child Development, 85(1), 21-39. PMCID: PMC6673642

Abstract

Although ethnic and racial identity (ERI) are central to the normative development of youth of color, there have been few efforts to bring scholars together to discuss the theoretical complexities of these constructs and provide a synthesis of existing work. The Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group was assembled for this purpose. This article provides an overview of the interface of ERI with developmental and contextual issues across development, with an emphasis on adolescence and young adulthood. It proposes a metaconstruct to capture experiences that reflect both individuals’ ethnic background and their racialized experiences in a specific sociohistorical context. Finally, it presents milestones in the development of ERI across developmental periods.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12196

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

Child Development

Author(s)

Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.
Quintana, Stephen M.
Lee, Richard M.
Cross, William E., Jr.
Rivas-Drake, Deborah
Schwartz, Seth J.
Syed, Moin
Yip, Tiffany
Seaton, Eleanor K.
Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group,

PMCID

PMC6673642