Forced to choose: some determinants of racial identification in multiracial adolescents.

  title={Forced to choose: some determinants of racial identification in multiracial adolescents.},
  author={Melissa R Herman},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={75 3},
This paper categorizes multiracial youth (N=1,496) ages 14 to 19 and compares them with each other and with monoracial youth on identity development measures. The multiracial categories used here are derived from youths' reports of their own and their parents' race(s). Comparisons are made within groups of multiracial respondents who make different choices among single-race categories. Results show differences between subgroups in strength and importance of ethnic identity, self-esteem, and… CONTINUE READING

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