Perceived Teacher Discrimination and Psychological Well-Being in Black Youth

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. reflect on the impact of racial discrimination on Black youth.
  2. describe the association between teacher racial discrimination and student psychological well-being.
  3. advocate for the development and implementation of evidence-based bias reduction strategies for teachers.

Description

A wide body of research demonstrates that racism has negative impacts on mental and physical health, but few studies have investigated the link between teacher racial discrimination and student psychological well-being. This study will evaluate how teacher discrimination is associated with coping, mastery, and stress in a nationally representative sample of Black youth. Findings will be discussed in relation to advocacy efforts and the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies to reduce racial discrimination in schools.

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Presenter(s)

Daniel Cohen, University Of Alabama

Contributor(s)

Gregory Cohen

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