The racial and ethnic identity formation process of second-generation Asian Indian Americans: A phenomenological study

Derek Kenji Iwamoto, Nalini Junko Negi, Rachel Negar Partiali, John W. Creswell

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Abstract

This phenomenological study elucidates the identity development processes of 12 second-generation adult Asian Indian Americans. The results identify salient sociocultural factors and multidimensional processes of racial and ethnic identity development. Discrimination, parental, and community factors seemed to play a salient role in influencing participants' racial and ethnic identity development. The emergent Asian Indian American racial and ethnic identity model provides a contextualized overview of key developmental periods and turning points within the process of identity development. Este estudio fenomenolõgico dilucida los procesos de desarrollo de la indentidad de 12 individuos Americano-Indoasiáticos adultos. Los resultados identifican factores socioculturales destacados y procesos multidimensionales del desarrollo de la identidad racial y étnica. Los factores de discriminaciõn, paternos y comunitarios parecieron jugar un papel destacado en su influencia sobre el desarrollo de la identidad racial y étnica de los participantes. El modelo emergente de identidad racial y étnica Americano- Indoasiática proporciona una visiõn general contextualizada de los periodos clave del desarrollo y los puntos de inflexiõn durante el proceso del desarrollo de la identidad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-239
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Indoasiático
  • cualitativo
  • desarrollo de la identidad racial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Applied Psychology

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