ERIC Number: EJ694286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 57
Parental Involvement Promotes Rural African American Youths Self-Pride and Sexual Self-Concepts
McBride Murry, V.; Brody, Gene H.; McNair, Lily D.; Luo, Zupei; Gibbons, Frederick X.; Gerrard, Meg; Wills, Thomas Ashby
Journal of Marriage and Family, v67 n3 p627-642 Aug 2005
This study, an evaluation of the Strong African American Families Program, was designed to determine whether intervention-induced changes in targeted parenting behaviors were associated with young adolescents development of racial pride, self-esteem, and sexual identity. Participants were 332 African American mothers and their 11-year-old children in 9 rural Georgia counties. Families were randomly assigned to a control group or an intervention group. Unlike those in the control families, mothers in the intervention group reported increases in targeted parenting behaviors, which promoted self-esteem, positive racial identity, and positive sexual self-concepts among their children. These findings expand the study of African American youths identity development by including broader domains of identity and parenting processes other than racial socialization.
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Rearing, Sexual Identity, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Mothers, Counties, Control Groups, African Americans, Racial Identification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia