Identity and Positive Youth Development across Cultures

IPYDAC - three adolescent girlsThe Identity and Positive Youth Development across Cultures (IPYDAC) Project is a mixed-method study designed to examine Colombian and Chilean adolescents’ perceptions of marginalization as a function of race and ethnicity, as well as to explore the extent to which marginalization is associated with adjustment among Colombian and Chilean youth. The project also explores the extent to which the concept of ethnic-racial identity, as advanced in the U.S., is relevant to the Colombian and Chilean contexts. Finally, a major goal of the project is to understand how these constructs and processes vary according to SES, gender, and age. This project is in collaboration with faculty at the Universidad de San Buenaventura, Medellin Colombia and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Investigative Team:     

Adriana Umaña-Taylor (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Liliana Uribe Tirado (Universidad de San Buenaventura)

Paula Luengo Kanacri and Roberto Gonzalez (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)