Racial discourse and self-esteem in transracial adoptees
School for Social Work
Adoptees-Psychology, Interracial adoption-Psychological aspects, Intercountry adoption-Psychological aspects, Adoptive parents, Self-esteem, Blacks-Socialization, Racism, Race, Adoption, Adoptee, Discourse, Transracial
This study examined the relationship between racial socialization in transracial adoptees and their self-esteem in adulthood. This study also sought to explore if this relationship was different for transracial adoptees who were adopted domestically, and those who were adopted internationally. An online survey was administered to 50 adult transracial adoptees, featuring the Ethnic and Racial Socialization of Transracial Adoptee Scale and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. All study participants were adopted in or into the United States. The results of this study indicated that differences in self-esteem scores by adoption origin approached significance. Other significant findings showed a positive correlation between self-esteem and racial socialization, predominantly in international transracial adoptees.
Hong, Hyun-Zie, "Let's talk about race : ǂb a study of racial discourse and self-esteem in transracial adoptees" (2016). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.