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ERIC Number: ED205629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 37
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The Effects of Racial Discrimination on the Social Reality Perceptions and Childrearing Patterns of Black Mothers.
Richardson, Barbara Blayton
This paper presents the findings of research that examined the effects of racism on the social reality perceptions and childrearing patterns of black mothers. The study focused on the following questions: (1) how do black mothers perceive racism? (2) how do their perceptions of racism correlate with their "blame orientations?" and (3) how do their "blame orientations" translate into childrearing patterns with regard to racism? Provided in the paper are: (1) a discussion of theoretical formulations which served as the foundation of the study; (2) a description of the four conceptualizations of "blame orientation" and how they were used in the coding and data analysis procedures; and (3) based on the statistical techniques of the Pearson Product Moment Correlation to interpret results of the correlational analyses of the data, a presentation of the study's findings and their implications for educators and human services personnel. It is argued that correlations exist between: (1) the educational status and cultural/racial characteristics of the educational environment of the last school attended, and the mothers'"blame orientations" and perceptions of racism; and (2) the mothers'"blame orientations" and their childrearing patterns. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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