Global self-esteem, ethnic self-esteem, and family integrity: Turkish and Dutch early adolescents in The Netherlands

  • Verkuyten M
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Abstract

The relationship between ethnic minority identity and global self-esteem continues to be an important topic. In 2 studies among Turkish and Dutch early adolescents (aged 10–13 yrs) in The Netherlands, it was found that both groups did not differ in global self-esteem. However, the Turks indicated more positive ethnic self-esteem than the Dutch and they more strongly endorsed family integrity as an individual tendency towards collectivism. In addition, ethnic self-esteem was found to have a stronger positive relation with global self-esteem among Turkish than Dutch participants. Further, only among the Turks was family integrity positively related to ethnic self-esteem and global self-esteem. Both the esteem derived from ethnic group membership as well as family integrity contributed independently to global personal self-esteem among the Turks. Among both ethnic groups boys had a more positive global (2 studies) and ethnic self-esteem (1 study) than girls. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)

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