Date

4-29-2020

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This study was done to research gendered racial microaggressions towards black women in correlation to coping strategies. This research is part of a larger project that will continue to be done throughout an extensive period of time having started in January 2019. In this smaller project of the main research, the question at hand is: how does stress and microaggressions effect a black woman's copping strategies? This study will be looking at only the quantitative aspects of the larger research project. The purpose of the study was to help identify different coping mechanism and how trauma is related in the development of them. The problem here is the stress, trauma and discrimination black women face daily here in Milwaukee, WI. The central themes of the research project include stress, microaggressions, and coping. For this the Gendered Racial Microaggression Scale (GRMS) created by Lewis, J., & Neville, H. A. (2015) in their article "Construction and initial validations of the Gendered Racial Microaggressions" will be used to determine amount of stress from the microaggressions and the frequency of the microaggressions. The Africultural Coping Systems Inventory (ACSI) will be used to measure types of coping habits used by participants (Ritual Centered, Spiritual Centered, Cognitive-Emotional Debriefing and Collective Centered). These quantitative measures allowed to view the differences among the women in regards to the trauma, stress and microaggressions experienced and how they coped with them. This research aims to connect these different topics with the evaluations of questionnaires on stress, coping, gendered microaggressions and demographics.

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Gendered Racial Microaggressions and Coping in Black Women

This study was done to research gendered racial microaggressions towards black women in correlation to coping strategies. This research is part of a larger project that will continue to be done throughout an extensive period of time having started in January 2019. In this smaller project of the main research, the question at hand is: how does stress and microaggressions effect a black woman's copping strategies? This study will be looking at only the quantitative aspects of the larger research project. The purpose of the study was to help identify different coping mechanism and how trauma is related in the development of them. The problem here is the stress, trauma and discrimination black women face daily here in Milwaukee, WI. The central themes of the research project include stress, microaggressions, and coping. For this the Gendered Racial Microaggression Scale (GRMS) created by Lewis, J., & Neville, H. A. (2015) in their article "Construction and initial validations of the Gendered Racial Microaggressions" will be used to determine amount of stress from the microaggressions and the frequency of the microaggressions. The Africultural Coping Systems Inventory (ACSI) will be used to measure types of coping habits used by participants (Ritual Centered, Spiritual Centered, Cognitive-Emotional Debriefing and Collective Centered). These quantitative measures allowed to view the differences among the women in regards to the trauma, stress and microaggressions experienced and how they coped with them. This research aims to connect these different topics with the evaluations of questionnaires on stress, coping, gendered microaggressions and demographics.