Multigroup Ethnic Identity-15 items

Multigroup Ethnic Identity-15 items

Phinney‚ 1992

 

1- I have spent time trying to find out more about my ethnic group‚ such as its history‚ traditions‚ and customs.
2- I am active in organizations or social groups that include mostly members of my own ethnic group.
3- I have a clear sense of my ethnic background and what it means for me.
4- I think a lot about how my life will be affected by my ethnic group membership.
5- I am happy that I am a member of the group I belong to.
6- I have a strong sense of belonging to my own ethnic group.
7- I understand pretty well what my ethnic group membership means to me.
8- In order to learn more about my ethnic background‚ I have often talked to other people about my ethnic group.
9- I have a lot of pride in my ethnic group.
10- I participate in cultural practices of my own group‚ such as special food‚ music‚ or customs.
11- I feel a strong attachment towards my own ethnic group.
12- I feel good about my cultural or ethnic background.
13- My ethnicity is

(1) Asian or Asian American‚ including Chinese‚ Japanese‚ and others
(2) Black or African American
(3) Hispanic or Latino‚ including Mexican American‚ Central American‚ and others
(4) White‚ Caucasian‚ Anglo‚ European American; not Hispanic
(5) American Indian/Native American
(6) Mixed; Parents are from two different groups
(7) Other (write in): ___________________________

14- My father's ethnicity is (use numbers above)
15- My mother's ethnicity is (use numbers above)
(Items 11-15 were developed by Flewelling et al.‚ 1993.)
14- My father's ethnicity is (use numbers above)

15- My mother's ethnicity is (use numbers above)

(Items 11-15 were developed by Flewelling et al.‚ 1993.)

  1. I have spent time trying to find out more about my own ethnic group‚ such as its history‚ traditions‚ andcustoms.
  2. I have a clear sense of my ethnic background and what it means for me.
  3. I like meeting and getting to know people from ethnic groups other than my own.
  4. I think a lot about how my life will be affected by the ethnic group I belong to.
  5. I am happy that I am a member of the group I belong to.
  6. I sometimes feel it would be better if different ethnic groups didn’t try to mix together.
  7. In order to learn more about my ethnic background‚ I have often talked to other people about my African-American culture.
  8. I have a lot of pride in my ethnic group and its accomplishments.
  9. I don’t try to become friends with people from other ethnic groups.
  10. I feel good about my cultural or ethnic background.
  11. I feel anger towards many white people.
  12. It is so hard for African-Americans to succeed in this country that I sometimes wonder what is the use ineven trying.
  13. Whites are usually fair to people regardless of race.
  14. I have a strong commitment to improve life in my ethnic community.
  15. African-Americans have the opportunity to succeed in this society.

(Items 11-15 were developed by Flewelling et al.‚ 1993.)

 

This assessment measures the importance of African-American ethnic pride. Respondents are presented with questions about their ethnicity and asked how they feel about it or react to it.

 

  • ethnic identification
  • ethnic practices

 

This instrument can be found on pages 103-104 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf .

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED486261.pdf

http://www.identitysrif.org/content-4

 

 

High school and college students (Asian‚ Black‚Hispanic); also pilot tested in middle schools.

 

 

Point values for items 1-5‚ 7‚ 8‚ 10 and 13-15 are assigned as follows:

Strongly agree = 4

Somewhat agree = 3

Somewhat disagree = 2

Strongly disagree = 1

Items 6‚ 9‚ 11 and 12 are reverse coded. Point values are summed for each respondent and divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating a greater sense of ethnicpride and a positive outlook on one’s future in a multiracial society.

 

 

Roberts‚ R.‚ Phinney‚ J.‚ Masse‚ L.‚ Chen‚ Y.‚ Roberts‚ C.‚ & Romero‚ A. (1999). The structure of ethnic identity in young adolescents from diverse ethnocultural groups. Journal of Early Adolescence‚ 19‚ 301-322.

 

Jean S. Phinney‚ Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

California State University‚ Los Angeles

Los Angeles‚ CA 90032-8227

Phone: 323 343-2261

FAX: 323 343-2281

E-mail: [email protected]