The Primary Role of Cultural Identity for Self-Esteem and Psychological Well-Being

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The Primary Role of Cultural Identity for Self-Esteem and Psychological Well-Being
Abstract
The author attempts to empirically investigate the extent to which the clarity of an individual's cultural identity is predictive of their experience of personal self-esteem and psychological well-being. She undertook a series of studies with undergraduate students, Anglophone Quebecers, Francophone Québécois, Chinese North Americans, and Aboriginal Canadians. The results demonstrate a consistently positive associations among cultural identity clarity, personal identity clarity, and self-esteem and markers of subjective well-being. The results also confirm that personal identity clarity mediates the relationship between cultural identity clarity and both self-esteem and well-being in all cultural groups. Having clear and confident beliefs about one's cultural group is associated with having clear and confident beliefs about one's personal self, which in turn predicts markers of psychological adjustment. adjustment.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2009
Language
en
Citation
Usborne, Esther. “The Primary Role of Cultural Identity for Self-Esteem and Psychological Well-Being.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2009.
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