ERIC Number: ED181376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Psychosocial Ecosystems: A Multilevel Model.
O'Connor, William A.; Daniels, Stacey
Many ecological and systems research investigations first factor-analyzed community participation patterns of mid-adolescent Black males, as well as the childrearing practices, life styles, and community setting available to mothers during their sons' lives from preschool through high school years. This single parent Black family appeared to be a resilient and generally effective unit, with positive outcomes most typical for mid-adolescent males. Mothers frequently adopted life style strategies based on resources available from a complex of community systems most often organized around employment, informal social networks within the Black community, and limited public agency resources. Psycho-social functioning appears to be impacted not only by internal family process but also by complex patterns of interaction among family members and the surrounding community. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)