Strengthening social and emotional wellbeing of Australian Aboriginal people: How does racial identity and related self-esteem mediate the mental wellbeing of Aboriginal people?

This is an extension of Cheryl Kickett-Tucker's research on the development of racial identity and related self-esteem of Aboriginal children, youth and adults (using her IRISE measures across the life span).


This research will describe the mediating factors of racial identity and related self-esteem in relation to Aboriginal people's mental wellbeing and identify effective ways to strengthen the social, cultural and emotional wellbeing and identity of Aboriginal children, youth and young adults onwards.


This research will encompass development of new instrumentation, complemented by in depth personal interviews using Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) methods.

Team Members

Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing (CREAHW), Cheryl Kickett-Tucker of PindiPindi, The National Research Centre for Aboriginal Children, Families and Community (Midland, WA)

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