The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychological impact of perceived racial discrimination (PRD) among African American and Caucasian American undergraduate students. Discrimination of any sort, particularly race related discrimination, can have adverse psychological impacts. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate how perceived racial discrimination could result in higher levels of anxiety. It was hypothesized that African Americans would report higher levels of PRD versus Caucasian Americans. It was also hypothesized that increased levels of PRD would be associated with an increase in symptoms of anxiety. Lastly, it was hypothesized that higher levels of PRD would be associated with an increase of symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
|Commitee:||Pawlow, Laura, Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Dan|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||African Americans, Anxiety, Caucasian american, Generalized anxiety disorder, Perceived racial discrimination|
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