Kickett-Tucker, C., Christensen, D., Lawrence, D., Zubrick, S., Johnson, D. & Stanley, F. (2015). Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE_C). International Journal for Equity in Health,14(103), 1-13. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-015-0234-3
In Australia, there is little empirical research of the racial identity of Indigenous children and youth as the majority of the current literature focuses on adults. Furthermore, there are no instruments developed with cultural appropriateness when exploring the identity and self-esteem of the Australian Aboriginal population, especially children. The IRISE_C (Racial Identity and Self-Esteem of children) inventory was developed to explore the elements of racial identity and self-esteem of urban, rural and regional Aboriginal children. This paper describes the development and validation of the IRISE_C instrument with over 250 Aboriginal children aged 8 to 12 years.
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