Discrimination Against Muslim American Adolescents
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J. Sch. Nurs.
bullying; mental health; qualitative research; cultural issues; ETHNIC-IDENTITY; MENTAL-HEALTH; ASSOCIATION; STRESS; RACISM; Nursing
Although there is ample evidence of discrimination toward Muslim Americans in general, there is limited information specific to Muslim American adolescents. The few existing studies specific to this age group suggest that Muslim American adolescents encounter much discrimination from teachers, school administrators, and classmates. This descriptive qualitative study complements the few existing studies on Muslim American adolescents by obtaining in-depth description of the discrimination they encounter. The sample was 14 Muslim American adolescents who participated in one of two gender-specific focus groups about their discrimination experiences. Findings identified school settings as rife with discrimination toward Muslims, portrayed Muslim girls as at risk for harassment by strangers in public places, and illustrated how Muslim youth cope with discrimination. The study findings sensitize school nurses to the nature of the problem and provide direction for intervention.
Journal of School Nursing
"Discrimination Against Muslim American Adolescents" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2241.