Navigation Links
Attitude Towards Ethnic Identity Impacts Stress Levels

A positive attitude towards one's ethnic identity can help teenagers manage stress better than those who have a negative attitude, according to a new study.//

Lisa Kiang and colleagues at the department of psychology at Wake Forest University studied 415 ninth-graders from Chinese and Mexican backgrounds. They found that the ethnic identity of the participants had an impact on their daily psychological well-being, according to a release on the university website.

Each participant was asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their feelings about their ethnic identity.

For two weeks, the students filled out a three-page checklist at the end of each day indicating the kinds of stress they experienced that day.

For example, the students would mark whether they had a lot of schoolwork to complete or if they had a lot of demands made by their family.

They were asked to rate their daily emotional status on a scale from zero to four, including how happy or nervous they felt that day.

Those with higher ethnic regard rated their daily happiness level higher than those who had a more negative attitude towards their ethnic identity, said the study published in the October issue of the journal Child Development.

'Adolescents with a high ethnic regard maintained a generally positive and happy attitude in the face of daily stress,' said Kiang.

'So having positive feelings about one's ethnic group appeared to provide an extra boost of positivity in the individuals' daily lives,' the researcher added.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Attitude affects lifes quality
2. Our Attitude To Food Costing Us A Fortune
3. Attitude Towards AIDS Patients – Time For A Change
4. Attitude Of Male Dominance May Affect Life Expectancy In Men
5. Adolescents Influenced By Maternal Attitude Regarding Weight Control
6. Madhya Pradesh Shows Indifferent Attitude Towards Infant Mortality
7. Risk Attitudes And Consequences Of College Drinking
8. Mother’s Attitude Towards Immunisation Makes it Inaccessible to Childre
9. Coffee Stimulants Could Make us to Change The Attitude
10. Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality
11. Doctors Attitude and Costs Plays a Vital Role in Boosting Medical Tourism in India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/12/2016)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving ... patient services – hosted over 250 members of South Florida’s philanthropic community at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a ... Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across the country are expected to attend ... about their chosen field and network with their colleagues. As in years past, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... nominations have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of ... the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Every winter, someone is killed, injured or loses ... Penn Burn Center, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has partnered with Etna ... “Space Heaters Need Space” campaign. , “Space Heaters Need Space” aims to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... The Jones Agency, a family owned insurance company with offices serving ... charity drive with the Tarrant Area Food Bank in the hopes of alleviating hunger ... need, the Tarrant County Food Bank offers hope and security to the one in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the Company will ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell at ... York at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, ... Adrian Adams , will perform the ... to 4:00 p.m. ET.  A live webcast will be ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... BUDAPEST , Ungarn, February 12, 2016 ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das sich auf den ungedeckten ... gab heute positive Ergebnisse seines klinischen Forschungsprogramms ... und Asthma-Patienten beschäftigt, ergab Verbesserungen ihrer respiratorischen ... Indiso ltd , ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 11, 2016 Stem ... that are characterized by self-renewal and the capacity to ... a relatively new discovery, as the first mouse embryonic ... it was not until 1995 that the first culturing ... pluripotent stem cells were not produced until 2006 As ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: