Relationship of age, gender, attachment level to parent, and race of primary caregiver with Biracial identity development among Biracial students
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
TRAVIS SCOTT BOBB. Relationship of age, gender, attachment level to parent, and race of primary caregiver with Biracial identity development among Biracial students (Under the direction of DR. PHYLLIS POST)The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of age, gender, attachment level to parent, and race, race of primary caregiver with Biracial identity development. A sample of 59 Biracial students was identified from a large public university in the southeast. Correlation coefficient and a one-way ANOVA were used in this study designed to examine the relationship of these factors on Biracial identity development. Identity development was measured using the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and also aided in identifying their self-reported race. The Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment was used to determine participants' primary caregivers. The results suggest that individuals' Biracial identity development levels were significantly related to attachment levels to their mothers (p<.01). No other significant relationships were found. The recommendations for future research are to explore wide array of variables that continue to impact the identity development in this rapidly growing population in the U.S.
Abrams, LyndonHarris, HankFlowers, ClaudiaStearns, Elizabeth
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011.
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