Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Biracial identity development: Understanding a sense of self
by Dibong, Ghislaine P., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 47; 1481614
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to explore the challenges faced by mixed-race individuals and the impact of racial identity development on their social and psychological well-being through a narrative format. Literature surrounding biracial identity development, racial socialization, and bicultural identity were reviewed. The relevance of narratives in the field of academia and the link to social work practice was also explored. The narrative depicts the life of a biracial immigrant traveling across the world in search of the “American Dream” and how the challenges she faced led her to a career in social work. The author desires that her story will help social workers better understand the challenges faced by mixed-race people to ensure that the needs of this population will be attended to, and to enlighten through her personal story.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Ethnic studies
Publication Number: 1481614
ISBN: 978-1-109-65659-6
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