Developing and Enacting Racial/Ethnic Identities (ICPSR 36010)

Principal Investigator(s): Eccles, Jacquelynne S., University of Michigan


This study investigates the development, maintenance, and consequences of racial and ethnic [R/E] identity among a primarily African-American and European-American sample from a mid-Atlantic state. Continued analyses and new data are collected for this sample, providing information regarding development from adolescence (approximately age 12) through early adulthood (approximately age 30). The project focuses on the personal and contextual meanings that are associated with categorical R/E group memberships, those that form the basis for person-level R/E identities, those that are associated with perceptions of racial discrimination, and those that relate systematically to healthy development.

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Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5R01HD048970)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    ethnic identity, race, racial discrimination

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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