Perceived discrimination amongst young people in socio-economically disadvantaged communities: parental support and community identity buffer (some) negative impacts of stigma

Bradshaw, D., Jay, S., McNamara, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-3123-3678, Stevenson, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2438-6425 and Muldoon, O.T., 2016. Perceived discrimination amongst young people in socio-economically disadvantaged communities: parental support and community identity buffer (some) negative impacts of stigma. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34 (2), pp. 153-168. ISSN 0261-510X

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Abstract

There is increasing acceptance that children are not unaware of when they are targets of discrimination. However discrimination as a consequence of socio-economic disadvantage remains under studied. The aim of the present study is to examine the impact of perceived
discrimination on well-being, perceptions of safety and school integration amongst children growing up within socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Limerick, Ireland. Mediation analysis was used to explore these relationship and to examine the potential buffering role of parental support and community identity in young people in the 7th to 9th year of compulsory education (N=199). Results indicate perceived discrimination contributed to negative outcomes in terms of school integration, perceptions of safety and levels of well-being. All negative outcomes were buffered by parental support. Community identity also protected young people in terms of feelings of school integration and risk but not in terms of psychological well-being. Findings are discussed in terms of the different role of family and
community supports for children negotiating negative social representations of their community.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Perceived discrimination amongst young people in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities: parental support and community identity buffer (some) negative impacts of stigma
Publication Title: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Creators: Bradshaw, D., Jay, S., McNamara, N., Stevenson, C. and Muldoon, O.T.
Publisher: Wiley on behalf of the British Psychological Society
Date: June 2016
Volume: 34
Number: 2
ISSN: 0261-510X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/bjdp.12120DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 13 Jan 2017 14:10
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 13:28
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29696

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