Perceived discrimination amongst young people in socio-economically disadvantaged communities: Parental support and community identity buffer (some) negative impacts of stigma

Bradshaw, Daragh and Jay, Sarah and McNamara, Niamh and Stevenson, Clifford and Muldoon, Orla T. (2015) Perceived discrimination amongst young people in socio-economically disadvantaged communities: Parental support and community identity buffer (some) negative impacts of stigma. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34 (2). pp. 153-168. ISSN 0261-510X

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12120

Abstract

There is increasing acceptance that children are not unaware of when they are targets of discrimination. However discrimination as a consequence of socio-economic disadvantage remains under studied. . The aim of the present study is to examine the impact of perceived discrimination on well-being, perceptions of safety and school integration amongst children growing up within socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Limerick, Ireland. Mediation analysis was used to explore these relationship and to examine the potential buffering role of parental support and community identity in young people in the 7th to 9th year of compulsory education (N=199). Results indicate perceived discrimination contributed to negative outcomes in terms of school integration, perceptions of safety and levels of well-being. All negative outcomes were buffered by parental support. Community identity also protected young people in terms of feelings of school integration and risk but not in terms of psychological well-being. Findings are discussed in terms of the different role of family and community supports for children negotiating negative social representations of their community.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version, which has been published in final form at: http://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12120. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley's terms and conditions for self-archiving.
Keywords: perceived discrimination, socio-economic disadvantage, community identity
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Dr Clifford Stevenson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 15:25
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 12:50
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700573

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