Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Psychology

First Advisor

Darlene DeFour

Second Advisor

Rebecca Huselid

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada

Abstract

Analyses of self reported data of a sample of 222 Muslim American women show that women who are more visibly Muslim have increased symptoms of anxiety and depression because the Hijab makes them more vulnerable to anti-Muslim discrimination and prejudice.

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