ethnic group

(redirected from Ethnic identity)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.
References in periodicals archive ?
The present study was undertaken to examine the relationship between ethnic identity and ESL students' grade level and gender.
The relationship found between ethnic identity and hypermasculinity is consistent with previous research by Abreu et al.
Furthermore, the ethnic identity mean suggests the sample experienced overall positive ethnic feelings.
The relationship between ethnic identity, self-esteem, emotional well-being and depression among Lakota/Dakota Sioux adolescents.
According to this researcher, the rationale for these findings is based upon whether the Black consumer identified more closely with their ethnic identity or identified more closely with the dominant American culture.
Ethnic identity refers to a person's sense of belonging to a particular ethnic community (Phinney 1990).
Ethnic identity is defined as an individual's membership in a social group and the emotional significance the individual associates with their ethnic group membership, according to social psychologists (Tajfel and Turner, 1986; Combs,
reflect his ethnic identity and, secondly, to react against linguistic, racial, and cultural prejudice and, thirdly, to foster positive attitudes toward prestige formation in Afro-Hispanic traditions" (2011:263).
In particular, a sense of belongingness and positive social interactions with peers from the same ethnic group predict positive ethnic identity development (Phinney, Romero, Nava, & Huang, 2001).
Delineating what precisely constitutes ethnicity in general and an ethnic identity of the Hazaras in particular is a delicate challenge.
Although the extent to which identity buffers against the attacks of racism has received recent attention (Cross & Vandiver, 2001), we found no study that identified ethnic identity as a protective-reactive factor for career aspirations.

Full browser ?