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The Combined Effect of Ethnic Identity Strength and Profiles on the Mental Health of Acadian University Students: A Portrait of New Brunswick’s Regions

Written by Étudiant :: [Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:03] Last updated by Kaitie Babin :: [Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:26]
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Year: 2018 Authors and Collaborators Dupuis, Jérémie B.; Beaton, Ann; Theme Acadia
Ethnic diversity
Francophones Outside Quebec
Cultural Identity
Culturel minority
Linguistic minorities
New Brunswick
Health and Wellness
Volume and number: , 9 Journal: , Linguistic Minorities and Society Collection: , Santé mentale des jeunes des communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire (CLOSM) au Canada : l'état des lieux City: , Moncton Publishing Company: , Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities Pages : , 143-167 Abstract This two-part study aims to examine the moderating effect of ethnic identity strength on the relationship between ethnic identity profiles and mental health among Acadian university students who occupy a relative minority or majority status in the province of New Brunswick. Study 1 tested the factorial structure of an ethnic identity profile measure for Acadian students. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a three-factor model, resulting in Affirmation, Detachment and Insecurity profiles. In Study 2, results of the moderation analysis revealed that the combination of a strong ethnic identity and an Affirmation profile provides protection against mental health issues for minority-status Acadian students, but not for majority-status Acadian students. Conversely, the combinations of a strong ethnic identity with the Detachment and Insecurity profiles increased the vulnerability of minority-status Acadian students to mental health issues, but not that of majority-status students.