Psychological Traits of Mixed-Ethnic Arab-European Adolescents in Israel.

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This study compared the psychological characteristics of 127 mixed-ethnic Arab-European adolescents and 196 mono-ethnic Arabs aged between 12 and 18 years who resided in Israel. Findings revealed significant differences in favor of the mono-ethnic participants in areas of self-esteem, quality of life, environmental mastery, and positive relations with others. In a similar pattern where higher scores are indicative of worse adjustment, mixed-ethnic adolescents had significantly higher scores than their mono-ethnic counterparts on psycho-physiological symptoms, anxiety, and depression. In terms of Arab ethnic identification, differences between mixed- and mono-ethnic participants were found to be non-significant. At the ego identity level, the study's mixed-ethnic adolescents were significantly more often identified as 'diffused' subjects, and significantly less often identified as having attained an 'achieved' ego identity in comparison to their mono-ethnic Arab peers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternet Journal of Mental Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Arabs
  • Personality Traits
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences


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