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Iraqi adolescents: Self-regard, self-derogation, and perceived threat in war
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Carlton-Ford، نويسنده , , Steve and Ender، نويسنده , , Morten G. and Tabatabai، نويسنده , , Ahoo، نويسنده ,
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دوماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
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A year into the 2003 US–Iraq war, how were adolescents in Baghdad faring? Conflict-related events typically lower psychological well-being; in contrast, investment in and protection of threatened identities should lead to self-esteem striving and, presumably, better well-being. How threatened do Iraqi adolescents feel? Is their self-esteem related to their sense of threat? Do age, religion, ethnicity, and gender alter the link between perceived threat and self-esteem? data from 1000 randomly selected adolescents living in Baghdad during July 2004. Iraqi adolescents reported high levels of threat; those feeling more threatened reported higher levels of self-esteem. Social background correlates with both self-esteem and perceived threat, but controlling for social background does not eliminate the relationship between self-esteem and perceived threat. We interpret our results in light of theory and research concerning social identity, mortality threats, and war trauma.
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War , Mortality threats , Perceived threat , self-esteem , armed conflict
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Journal of Adolescence
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