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:
- develop a sound knowledge base of Indigenous children's sense of self, including self-esteem and identity
- utilise this knowledge to determine culturally appropriate criteria that forms Indigenous sense of self and its related constructs
- pilot the I-RISE measure with 50 urban Aboriginal children
- utilise the I-RISE measure for a full scale research project in the near future.
Abstract adapted from Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Centre for Research Excellence - Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
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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