Parental ethnic identity attitudes and feelings about diversity in the Growing up In New Zealand Study
Growing Up in New Zealand
Polly Atatoa Carr
Culture and Identity
A strong ethnic identity can be protective for mental and physical health when individuals experience social disadvantage. Our goal is to understand how important ethnic identity is to the mothers and fathers in the Growing Up In New Zealand study. In addition, we are interested in understanding how strongly parents (across the diverse ethnicities and immigration histories of our current parent generation) view themselves as engaged with "New Zealander" culture. Finally, we are interested in how ethnic identity relates to feelings about the value of diversity and immigration policy in New Zealand.