Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceived Racial Discrimination and Anxiety Among Blacks and Whites
by Stroud, Monique M., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, 33; 10128863
Abstract (Summary)

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).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pomerantz, Andrew
Commitee: Pawlow, Laura, Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
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
Publication Number: 10128863
ISBN: 978-1-339-86841-7
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