Perceived Discrimination and Peer Victimization Among African American and Latino Youth

Eleanor K. Seaton, Enrique W. Neblett, Daphne J. Cole, Mitchell J. Prinstein

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Perceptions of racial discrimination constitute significant risks to the psychological adjustment of minority youth. The present study examined the relationship between perceived racial discrimination and peer nominations of victimization among 173 (55 % female) African American, European American and Latino youth. All respondents completed peer nominations of victimization status whereas the African American and Latino youth completed subjective measures of racial discrimination. The results indicated that African American and Latino's subjective perceptions of racial discrimination were linked to nominations of overt and relational victimization when rated by their European American peers. The results suggest that there is consistency between African American and Latino youth's perceptions of racial discrimination and nominations of peer victimization by their European American peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-350
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of youth and adolescence
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Blacks
  • Latinos
  • Peer victimization
  • Perceived discrimination
  • Sociometric ratings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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