When change doesn't matter: racial identity (in)consistency and adolescent well-being

@inproceedings{Kramer2015WhenCD,
  title={When change doesn't matter: racial identity (in)consistency and adolescent well-being},
  author={Rory Kramer and Roisin M. Burke and Camille Zubrinsky Charles},
  year={2015}
}
Most theories of racial self-identity argue that a racially inconsistent identity indicates emotional distress and internal turmoil. However, empirical research on racial identity and consistency indicates that racial inconsistency is more common than previously believed, and some argue that it can be a positive adaptation for individuals. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, we explore the degree to which racial identity inconsistency is associated with… CONTINUE READING

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