ERIC Number: ED198231
Record Type: RIE
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Daughters, Black Single Parent Female Headed Families. Final Report.
Wilkinson, Charles B.; And Others
This report outlines a research study conducted to evaluate black female-headed families with a female adolescent in order to obtain data regarding socialization practices by mothers, and community participation and choice patterns by adolescent girls. Data were collected through interviews with 175 black adolescent girls and their mothers. Results suggested that successful mothers engaged in complex strategies in order to maximize the positive experiences of their children within both the family and the community. The data also indicated that female children in minority families were required to play a bicultural role, that is, to participate effectively in the society as a whole and to transmit the specific values, traditions, and norms of the nuclear family in its minority context. It appeared that the critical determinants of socialization practices were related to family process and available community resources. Tables of data are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation.