Research on Social Work Practice: 'Development of the ethnic and racial socialization of transracial adoptee scale'.

Author:Mohanty, Jayashree
Position:Reprint - Brief article

The development and validation of the 15-item Ethnic and Racial Socialisation of Transracial Adoptee Scale (ERSTAS) is described. The items were developed and validated using two distinct Asian adoptee samples. Two subscales, ethnic socialisation and racial socialisation, were identified through principal axis factor analysis. Findings showed that the ERSTAS and its subscales determined strong internal consistency as well as discriminant validity and correlate significantly with ethnic identity measures. The racial socialisation subscale was...

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