Identity and this skin colour business-A university student's perspective

Toombs, Maree (2011) Identity and this skin colour business-A university student's perspective. Aboriginal and Island Health Worker Journal, 35 3: 14-15.

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Author Toombs, Maree
Title Identity and this skin colour business-A university student's perspective
Journal name Aboriginal and Island Health Worker Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-3403
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 14
End page 15
Total pages 2
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Whilst conducting research into the effects that wellbeing has on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal students while at university, a number of major themes emerged that were worthy of much further research than I could carry out at the time. Each one of these themes was as complex as the next and gave a picture of what a student’s university experience was like. One such theme which deserves particular attention is that of identity. The notion of identity and skin colour were constantly discussed within interviews and featured as one of the major barriers to wellbeing and that of a good university experience. Conversations with participants centred on their own identity or lack of, and that of finding acceptance and a sense of belonging within the context of a university environment.
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 29 Jun 2011, 10:14:38 EST by Mrs Maree Toombs on behalf of Rural Clinical School