ERIC Number: ED242829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parental Role Satisfaction of Black Mothers.
Ball, Richard E.
The parental satisfaction levels of a probability sample of 197 black mothers in the United States were examined. Three-fourths of the mothers described their relationships with their children as "very satisfying." Bivariate analysis showed that satisfaction did not vary significantly by marital status or family-household structure. Multiple regression analysis, however, indicated that mothers with the marital status of "separated" and those without husbands who resided with other adults may have been less satisfied in the parental role. Social participation and income were found to be significantly related to satisfaction. High levels of social participation were positively related to satisfaction in relationships with children, while income related negatively to satisfaction levels. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; Ferris State Coll., Big Rapids, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Role Satisfaction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (Knoxville, TN, April 11-14, 1984).