Conceptualization and measurement of ethnic identity: Current status and future directions.

  title={Conceptualization and measurement of ethnic identity: Current status and future directions.},
  author={J. Phinney and A. Ong},
  journal={Journal of Counseling Psychology},
In this article, the authors examine the conceptualization and measurement of ethnic identity as a multidimensional, dynamic construct that develops over time through a process of exploration and commitment. The authors discuss the components of ethnic identity that have been studied and the theoretical background for a developmental model of ethnic identity. The authors review research on the measurement of ethnic identity using the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (J. Phinney, 1992) and… Expand

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