ERIC Number: ED222842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Racial Discrimination on the Social Reality Perceptions and Childrearing Patterns of Black Mothers.
Richardson, Barbara Blayton
Social science perspectives on black maternal childrearing practices have traditionally ignored the cultural-historical, socio-political, and economic realities. Interviews were conducted with 62 black mothers to study their perceptions of racism and its effects on their childrearing practices. Results indicated that educational status alone did not account for most of the variations in childrearing patterns regarding racism. The mother's educational status combined with the racial characteristics of her educational environment acted as predictors of her perceptions of racism and the type of blame orientation she used. The findings suggest that mothers who perceive their own influence on social realities convey a sense of self-determination to their children. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Black Child Development Institute (11th, Washington, DC, October 10, 1981).