ERIC Number: EJ1048051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
Toward a Relational Perspective on Young Black and Latino Males: The Contextual Patterns of Disclosure as Coping
Knight, David J.
Harvard Educational Review, v84 n4 p433-467 Win 2014
In this article, David J. Knight investigates where and when Black and Latino male adolescents engage in self-disclosure--sharing their emotions, thoughts, and social perceptions--with their peers. Building from asset-based research and ecological theories of development, Knight analyzes in-depth interviews and finds that these adolescents may consider context in their decisions regarding whether or not to disclose to peers. Participants who reported disclosing behaviors tended to do so outside of school settings, while those who did not report disclosure discussed how experiences with community violence contributed to their decision not to share their feelings. Knight discusses the implications of this work for practitioners who hope to provide safe educational settings for young men of color.
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Coping, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interviews, Emotional Response, Peer Relationship, Violence, Minority Group Students, Educational Environment, Stress Management, Urban Areas, Context Effect, Mixed Methods Research, High School Students, Surveys, Observation, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts