Unformatted text preview: tion EI Research with Asian Americans EI Research with Asian Americans Ying & Lee (1999) – Evaluated EI/Acculturation models for AAs
– 342 1222 year old Asian Americans in Bay Area (mostly East Asian and U.S. Born)
– Essay contest “Growing up Asian American”
– Coded essays for EI status and outcome, and transition (did they have another status before?) Ying and Lee findings
Ying and Lee findings
Status Outcome Foreclosed 33%
Diffuse 1% Assimilated 4% Moratorium 19% Marginal 2% Achieved 47% Separated 32% Integrated 42%
Unintegrated 20% Ethnic Identity and SelfEsteem
Phinney & Chavira (1992) Longitudinal study T1 strong EI → T2 high SE
T1 high SE → T2 strong EI T1 Ethnic Identity T2 Ethnic Identity .14
.52* .52* .47*
T1 SelfEsteem .77* T2 SelfEsteem Is EI Important to Everyone?
Is EI Important to Everyone?
Crocker et al. (1994) Collective Self Esteem ~ Racial identity
Private CSE/Private Regard how you privately evaluate your group Public CSE/Public Regard how you think others evaluate your group Identity CSE/Centrality how important your group identity is to you Membership CSE how well you function as a member of your group White, Black, Asian college students in Buffalo CSE: depression, satisfaction & hopelessness Is Ethnic Identity Important to Is Ethnic Identity Important to Everyone?
Membership Related for Asians
Unrelated for Blacks Private Regard → SelfEsteem for all
Public/Private Regard → Adjustment for only Asians (Life Satisfaction, Hopelessness) Ethnic Identity may be most important for Asians...
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