ERIC Number: EJ602154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Social Risks and Psychological Adjustment: A Comparison of African American and South African Children.
Barbarin, Oscar A.
Child Development, v70 n6 p1348-59 Nov-Dec 1999
Assessed effects of social risks on psychological adjustment of African American and black South African 6- year-olds. Confirmed poverty and gender as risk factors; but not single-female family headship. Found that poverty and gender posed less risk for South Africans than African Americans. Found gender and national differences in adjustment; social contexts and cultural resources may account for differences. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Black Youth, Bullying, Children, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems, Foreign Countries, Hyperactivity, Males, Maturity (Individuals), One Parent Family, Peer Relationship, Poverty, Social Adjustment, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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