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Family, Life Course, and Society

William & Mary

2000

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Racial Identity, Ethnic Identity, And Acculturation In Korean Adoptees, Kathleen Leilani Ja Bergquist Jan 2000

Racial Identity, Ethnic Identity, And Acculturation In Korean Adoptees, Kathleen Leilani Ja Bergquist

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This study explored the relationships between racial identity, ethnic identity, and acculturation in transracial Korean adopted adolescents. The research questions were as follows: What is the relationship between racial and ethnic identity for adoptees? What is the relationship between racial identity and adoptees' level of acculturation? What is the relationship between adoptees' level of acculturation and ethnic identity? The research was exploratory in nature and entailed a quantitative design comprised of (1) a demographic profile, (2) Helm's (1995) People of Color Scale to measure racial identity, (3) Suinn-Lew's (1992) Self-Identity Acculturation Scale (SL-ASIA) to measure ethnic identity, and ...