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Teen Identity Development and Education Study (TIDES): PI, Deborah Rivas-Drake, PH.D.

The Teen Identity Development and Education Study (TIDES) is a three-year study that seeks to elucidate how ethnic-racial identity and peer relations influence the academic and social adjustment of adolescents in ethnically diverse schools. We are particularly interested in the formation of ethnic-racial identity (how youth think and feel about their ethnicity/race and its importance in their lives), how and why it changes, and how it influences academic and social functioning over time.