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I-RISE: Indigenous racial identity and self-esteem project



The I-RISE: Indigenous racial identity and self-esteem project was conducted by Dr Cheryl Kickett-Tucker at the Aboriginal Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Western Australia. The project focused on developing a culturally appropriate measure to examine the sense of self among Indigenous Australian children, including self-concept, self-esteem, and racial identity.

Project objectives were to:

Abstract adapted from Telethon Institute for Child Health Research


Centre for Research Excellence - Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Telethon Kids Institute
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7772
Fax: (08) 9489 7700

Related publications

Kickett-Tucker C (2006)

I RISE: Indigenous racial identity & self esteem: risk and protective factors 10-12 year old West Australian Aboriginal school children.

Paper presented at the Young people's health: what's it going to take: youth health 2006. 13-15 November 2006, Sydney


Last updated: 14 July 2015
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