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Author Ferber, Simon, author.
Title Discrimination in relation to emerging adults' depression and anxiety : ethnic identity and rumination as potential mediators and moderators / by Simon Ferber.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 F47eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (vii, 55 pages) : charts, graphs, black and white.
Content Type still image
text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-55).
Summary The purposes of this study were (1) to examine the effects of perceived ethnic discrimination on mental health (i.e.. depression and anxiety) in emerging adults, (2) to examine whether the relationship between perceived ethnic discrimination and mental health was moderated by ethnic identity, and (3) to examine whether rumination would mediate the relationship between perceived ethnic discrimination and mental health. Self-report survey data were collected from 354 emerging adults from one public university in Southern California. The results indicate perceived ethnic discrimination is positively correlated with depression, anxiety, and rumination, and negatively related to ethnic identity. It was also found that in one of three models, ethnic identity lessens the impact of perceived ethnic discrimination on depression, but did not buffer the relationship between perceived ethnic discrimination and a different measure or depression or anxiety. Rumination served as a full or partial mediator between perceived ethnic discrimination and both depression and anxiety. Thus, emerging adults are more susceptible to symptoms of negative mental health when they experience perceived ethnic discrimination and/or ruminate about their negative experiences. The findings suggest that (1) even subtle experiences of perceived ethnic discrimination can be deleterious to mental health, (2) ethnic identity can buffer the impact of perceived ethnic discrimination on levels of depression, and (3) rumination partially explains the relationship between perceived ethnic discrimination and depression and anxiety. Practitioners should examine the role of perceived ethnic discrimination in their clients experiencing depression and anxiety, and may find it useful to focus on coping with perceived ethnic discrimination by discouraging rumination and encouraging ethnic identity.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on August 30, 2012).
Subject Race discrimination -- Psychological aspects.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 849970642