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Self-perception and Perceived Alienation among American Indians
Journal of Community Psychology (1987)
  • Joseph E. Trimble, PhD
Self-perception studies concerning the American Indian are summarized, beginning with early personality studies and progressing to the present. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the findings and their effect on policy. Survey results of a national sample of 791 Indians are presented describing self-perceptions, perceptions toward feelings of alienation, and the relationship between the two constructs. Implications for research and identifying and developing community programs based on findings are included in the discussion.
  • American Indian self-perceptions,
  • American Indian perceived alienation
Publication Date
July, 1987
Publisher Statement
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Citation Information
Joseph E. Trimble, PhD. "Self-perception and Perceived Alienation among American Indians" Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 15 Iss. 3 (1987) p. 316 - 333
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