Dimensions of belonging as an aspect of racial-ethnic-cultural identity: an exploration of Indigenous Australians

Neville, Helen A., Oyama, Kathleen E., Odunewu, Latifat O. and Huggins, Jackie G. (2014) Dimensions of belonging as an aspect of racial-ethnic-cultural identity: an exploration of Indigenous Australians. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61 3: 414-426. doi:10.1037/a0037115


Author Neville, Helen A.
Oyama, Kathleen E.
Odunewu, Latifat O.
Huggins, Jackie G.
Title Dimensions of belonging as an aspect of racial-ethnic-cultural identity: an exploration of Indigenous Australians
Journal name Journal of Counseling Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0167
1939-2168
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0037115
Open Access Status
Volume 61
Issue 3
Start page 414
End page 426
Total pages 13
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Sense of belonging is a key aspect of racial and ethnic identity. Interestingly, there is little exploration of the multiple characteristics of belongingness within the racial and ethnic identity literature. Through individual interviews and a focus group, we explored the sense of racial-ethnic-cultural (REC) belonging among 19 self-identified Black Indigenous Australians (Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders). Using dimensional analysis, we uncovered 5 core interrelated dimensions of REC belonging: History/Memory, Place, and Peoplehood; Sense of Community; Acceptance and Pride; Shared Language and Culture; and Interconnections. We also uncovered 3 main barriers undermining participants' sense of REC belonging: phenotype, social identity, and history of colonization.
Keyword Racial identity
Ethnic identity
Belonging
Black
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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