In Search of Communal Identity: The Role of the Black Community in Identity Formation Among Nigerian Youth
Référence bibliographique 
Ogbuagu, Buster C. 2007. «In Search of Communal Identity: The Role of the Black Community in Identity Formation Among Nigerian Youth». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université McGill, École de travail social et Département d’études intégrées en éducation.
Intentions : «The purpose of this study is to understand how Nigerian youth in Montréal construct their identity.» (p. 6)
Questions/Hypothèses : «Three research questions […] are: 1. How do Nigerian youths in Montréal construct and perceive their identity? 2. What is the role of the Nigerian Community and the Black Collective in identity construction among Nigerian youth? 3. How do racism and ''othering'' impact upon identity construction?» (p. 6-7)
Échantillon/Matériau : «10 Nigerian youth, 5 parents and 3 cornrnunity leaders» (p. i) in Montreal.
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«The research found that Nigerian youth derive their identity construction first from family and parents, followed by the Nigerian Community, the Black Collective and the Canadian society. The Nigerian youth also primarily self-identified, as well as are identified by parents, caregivers and Community leaders as Nigerians, without regard to their place of birth. Also in order of importance, as well as how they perceive themselves, being Nigerian and the expectations by parents that they perceive and be perceived as Nigerian is paramount in importance than being perceived as Canadian. Nigerian youth hold positive perception of the Canadian society and have experienced school, peers and the Canadian society in a positive way. […] We found that Nigerian youth expressed their experience with racism, racialization, prejudice and social exclusion, or its internalization as minimal or currently non-existent. On the other hand, Nigerian youth recognized and understand that their parents and caregivers have been victims of a racist society. Paradoxically, this understanding appears to have enhanced the youths’ resistance and resiliency, resulting in successful outcomes within their families, the Nigerian Community, at school, with peers, at work and in their integration into the Canadian society. They also recognize that their parents’ confrontation with racism and racialized identity, have resulted in limited positive experiences and outcomes, particularly in integration into the Canadian society.» (p. 253-254)