ERIC Number: ED146272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Nine Black Families: A Study of Household Management and Childrearing in Black Families with Working Mothers.
Peters, Marie F.
This dissertation is a descriptive study of nine intact black American families. The research focuses on the employed black wife/mother. Based on the cross-cultural approach of the Whiting model for psycho-cultural research which emphasizes the relationship between patterns of childrearing and later personality and postulates that environmental influences (including ecological, social, economic, historical, and political characteristics) are important in determining the behavior and patterns of child-rearing of adult caretakers, a child-family black subculture-American society paradigm is developed which views the family as a social system wherein persons within the system interact and are mutually interdependent. The model encompasses the relationships, interactions, and social roles of individuals within the family, as well as other influences on the family. The study families were selected from the school population of a preschool program in a medium sized city in the Northwest. Eight coping strategies for black families are discussed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Mothers, Blacks, Child Rearing, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Family Role, Family Structure
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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