Black Teenagers : Study links ethnic pride, teens' outlook

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  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Study links ethnic pride, teens' outlook

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Ethnic pride can help teenagers maintain happiness when faced with stress, a Wake Forest University study showed.

    Teens with positive feelings about their ethnic group said they were happier than those who have a more negative attitude about their ethnicity, Wake Forest University said.

    The study involved 415 ninth-grade students from Chinese and Mexican backgrounds. Participants completed a questionnaire regarding their feelings about ethnic identity, completed a daily checklist for two weeks, then rate their daily emotional states, the Winston-Salem, N.C., university said.

    "Adolescents with a high ethnic regard maintained a generally positive and happy attitude in the face of daily stressors and despite their anxious feelings," said Lisa Kiang, lead author of the study.
     
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    I read basically the same thing in a psychology book I have.
     
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