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An investigation into the relationship between skin-tone, self-esteem and racial discrimination

Odebunmi, Diamond (2022) An investigation into the relationship between skin-tone, self-esteem and racial discrimination. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: This study aims to investigate the relationship between skin-tone, self-esteem and perceived discrimination within the Black population living in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of skin tone on self-esteem. Additionally, it examined if an association existed between skin tone and perceived discrimination.

Method: Participants (n = 73) completed a survey that included a demographic questionnaire, a Perceived Discrimination scale, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem measure. Participants were asked to self-identify their skin tone using the Fenty Foundation Guide.

Results: The results indicated that there was no correlation between skin tone and self-esteem. Additionally, there is no correlation between skin tone and perceived discrimination. This indicates that no link exists between skin tone and either of the factors.

Conclusions: The findings indicate a need for more research into the significance of skin tone in Ireland's black community. This study emphasizes the significance of additional research and analysis into why results differ between an Irish community and other communities with a history of racism. It implies that further research into the function of the media in skin-tone discrimination is necessary.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 08:44
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 08:44
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5674

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