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Racial Identity Development and Psychological Coping Strategies of Undergraduate and Graduate African American Males

Author(s): Eric Bridges

Journal: Journal of African American Males in Education
ISSN 2153-9065

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 150;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: African American | Black | Males | Education

African American men face many socio-cultural, academic, and negative stressors that generate stress experiences and identity conflicts. These stressors, in turn, may lead to psychological pressures that negatively affect relationships that African American men have with African American women, children, other African American men, and the African American community. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact that racial identity has on the development of psychological healthy coping strategies among African American males at a predominantly White university in the southeastern United States. The goal of the study was to see what factors helped young African American men at this institution succeed academically.
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