Correlates of stress and racial identity attitudes in Black professionals
The relationship and interaction between stress and racial identity attitudes in a variety of Black professionals was studied. A total of 129 subjects, consisting of Black professionals who work either in academic settings (n = 47), managerial positions in industry (n = 40), or clinical settings (n = 42) was sampled. There were 59 men and 70 women. Stress was measured using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and racial identity attitudes were measured using the Racial Identity Attitude Scale. In order to understand the relationship between these variables, six multiple regressions were done; two with stress as the dependent variable and four with racial identity attitudes as the dependent variable. Independent variables included social support and several personal and occupational variables.^ Results showed statistically significant, but weak, relationships between racial identity attitudes and stress. While this research indicates that a relationship does exist between racial identity and stress, further research is needed to examine intra-group variability. ^
Black Studies|Psychology, Clinical|Psychology, Industrial
Cheryl D Bowers,
"Correlates of stress and racial identity attitudes in Black professionals"
(January 1, 1997).
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