Publication detail

National Identity of Young Adolescents of Czech and Bulgarian Origin

GANEVA, Z. RAŠTICOVÁ, M.

Original Title

National Identity of Young Adolescents of Czech and Bulgarian Origin

English Title

National Identity of Young Adolescents of Czech and Bulgarian Origin

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the structure of national identity among young adolescents of Bulgarian and Czech origin. University students (N=161) completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised (MEIM-R) (Phinney & Ong, 2007), four measures of psychological well-being and a measure of salience of ethnicity. Factor analyses of data for the two national groups yielded a two-factor structure that corresponded to two theoretical approaches to ethnic identity, as hypothesised. Similar patterns in magnitude of loadings were observed across groups, indicating that the MEIM-R could be used as a global composite index of national identity. National identity was related positively to measures of psychological well-being such as mastery, self-esteem and optimism, and negatively to measure of loneliness. MEIM-R scores were also moderately correlated with salience (the importance of a persons own national background in his or her life), across national groups.

English abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the structure of national identity among young adolescents of Bulgarian and Czech origin. University students (N=161) completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised (MEIM-R) (Phinney & Ong, 2007), four measures of psychological well-being and a measure of salience of ethnicity. Factor analyses of data for the two national groups yielded a two-factor structure that corresponded to two theoretical approaches to ethnic identity, as hypothesised. Similar patterns in magnitude of loadings were observed across groups, indicating that the MEIM-R could be used as a global composite index of national identity. National identity was related positively to measures of psychological well-being such as mastery, self-esteem and optimism, and negatively to measure of loneliness. MEIM-R scores were also moderately correlated with salience (the importance of a persons own national background in his or her life), across national groups.

Keywords

national identity, adolescents, Czechs, Bulgarians

RIV year

2013

Released

10.12.2013

Pages from

302

Pages to

321

Pages count

20

BibTex


@article{BUT103724,
  author="Zornitza {Ganeva} and Martina {Rašticová}",
  title="National Identity of Young Adolescents of Czech and Bulgarian Origin",
  annote="The purpose of this study was to examine the structure of national identity among young adolescents of Bulgarian and Czech origin. University students (N=161) completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised (MEIM-R) (Phinney & Ong, 2007), four measures of psychological well-being and a measure of salience of ethnicity. Factor analyses of data for the two national groups yielded a two-factor structure that corresponded to two theoretical approaches to ethnic identity, as hypothesised. Similar patterns in magnitude of loadings were observed across groups, indicating that the MEIM-R could be used as a global composite index of national identity. National identity was related positively to measures of psychological well-being such as mastery, self-esteem and optimism, and negatively to measure of loneliness. MEIM-R scores were also moderately correlated with salience (the importance of a persons own national background in his or her life), across national groups.",
  chapter="103724",
  number="7",
  volume="2013",
  year="2013",
  month="december",
  pages="302--321",
  type="journal article"
}