Contextual Factors Contributing to Ethnic Identity Development of Second-Generation Iranian American Adolescents

  title={Contextual Factors Contributing to Ethnic Identity Development of Second-Generation Iranian American Adolescents},
  author={Maryam Daha},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={543 - 569}
  • Maryam Daha
  • Published 25 March 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Adolescent Research
The data drawn from interviews with 55 second-generation Iranian American adolescents revealed that pride in ancient Persian culture, the adolescents’ physical characteristics, perceived stereotypes, and community point of reference all combined to affect ethnic identity as well as to reinforce a sense of ethnic loyalty. The contextual factors that influenced ethnic identity retention were family connectedness, language, community ties, ethnic pride, engagement in cultural activities and… 

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