ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths

The present study aimed to: (1) examine whether experiencing ethnic harassment was related to violent behaviors among immigrant youths (2) identify the conditions that elevate ethnically harassed youth’s engagement in violent behaviors. Specifically, current study examined the moderating roles of yo...

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Main Author: Pettersson, Mailn
Format: Others
Language:English
Published: Örebro universitet, Institutionen för juridik, psykologi och socialt arbete 2014
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Online Access:http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35882
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spelling ndltd-UPSALLA1-oai-DiVA.org-oru-358822014-08-09T05:17:13ZETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant YouthsengPettersson, MailnÖrebro universitet, Institutionen för juridik, psykologi och socialt arbete2014Ethnic harassmentimmigrantsviolenceethnic identificationanger regulationThe present study aimed to: (1) examine whether experiencing ethnic harassment was related to violent behaviors among immigrant youths (2) identify the conditions that elevate ethnically harassed youth’s engagement in violent behaviors. Specifically, current study examined the moderating roles of youth’s ethnic identification, anger regulation, and impulsivity on the association between ethnic harassment and violent behaviors. Participants included 341 first- and second-generation immigrant youth (Mage= 14.11, SD =.93; 48 % girls) who were recruited from seven different schools in a mid-size Swedish city. Regression analyses was conducted to test whether ethnic harassment predicted violent behaviors over the course of one year after and whether youth’s ethnic identification, anger regulation and impulsive personality trait moderated the association between ethnic harassment and violent behaviors. Results showed that when immigrant youth were exposed to ethnic harassment, they were more likely to display violent behaviors one year later. In addition, the results suggested that immigrant youth who identified themselves with their heritage culture, i.e., high ethnic identification, were more at risk displaying violent behaviors in the case of ethnic harassment. Moreover, the results indicated that anger regulation and impulsive personality trait did not moderate the relationship between ethnic harassment and violence. Student thesisinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesistexthttp://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35882application/pdfinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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topic Ethnic harassment
immigrants
violence
ethnic identification
anger regulation
spellingShingle Ethnic harassment
immigrants
violence
ethnic identification
anger regulation
Pettersson, Mailn
ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
description The present study aimed to: (1) examine whether experiencing ethnic harassment was related to violent behaviors among immigrant youths (2) identify the conditions that elevate ethnically harassed youth’s engagement in violent behaviors. Specifically, current study examined the moderating roles of youth’s ethnic identification, anger regulation, and impulsivity on the association between ethnic harassment and violent behaviors. Participants included 341 first- and second-generation immigrant youth (Mage= 14.11, SD =.93; 48 % girls) who were recruited from seven different schools in a mid-size Swedish city. Regression analyses was conducted to test whether ethnic harassment predicted violent behaviors over the course of one year after and whether youth’s ethnic identification, anger regulation and impulsive personality trait moderated the association between ethnic harassment and violent behaviors. Results showed that when immigrant youth were exposed to ethnic harassment, they were more likely to display violent behaviors one year later. In addition, the results suggested that immigrant youth who identified themselves with their heritage culture, i.e., high ethnic identification, were more at risk displaying violent behaviors in the case of ethnic harassment. Moreover, the results indicated that anger regulation and impulsive personality trait did not moderate the relationship between ethnic harassment and violence.
author Pettersson, Mailn
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title ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
title_short ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
title_full ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
title_fullStr ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
title_full_unstemmed ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE : The Role of Ethnic Harassment on Violent Behavior Among Immigrant Youths
title_sort ethnic harassment and violence : the role of ethnic harassment on violent behavior among immigrant youths
publisher Örebro universitet, Institutionen för juridik, psykologi och socialt arbete
publishDate 2014
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