Developing and Enacting Racial/Ethnic Identities (ICPSR 34412)

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


The goal of this project was to examine 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. The multi-year mixed-method research projec examined the personal and contextual meanings that (a) are associated with participants' categorical R/E group memberships, (b) form the basis for person-level R/E identities, (c) are associated with perceptions of racial discrimination, and (d) relate systematically to healthy development.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    African Americans, ethnic identity, perceptions, race, racial discrimination, social identity, White Americans

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr Jacquelynne S. Eccles

Department of Psychology

University of Michigan

1004 East Hall, 1109

Ann Arbor, MI 48106