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Project IMAGE

The overall aim of this project is to examine Muslim-American adolescents’ (ages 12 to 18) identity development and adjustment in the United States. We use a variety of methods including focus group interviews, daily experience sampling methods, and surveys to explore the role of different cultural or contextual (e.g., multiculturalism, socio-political context, cultural socialization), interpersonal (e.g., parenting, peers, discrimination), and individual (e.g., identity, religiosity, gender) factors promote or undermine Muslim-American adolescents’ development and adjustment (e.g., positive youth development, civic engagement, psychological well-being, mental health).

Research Findings

Civic engagement is important for Muslim adolescents



Madiha Tahseen, Ph.D.
The Family and Youth Institute