ERIC Number: EJ775454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Perceived Parental Behavior and Peer Affiliations among Urban African American Adolescents
Nebbitt, Von E.; Lombe. Margaret; Lindsey, Michael A.
Social Work Research, v31 n3 p163-169 2007
This article examines the role of parenting behavior in adolescents' peer group formation using a sample of 238 African American adolescents living in urban public housing projects. The study also assesses the moderating effect of age and gender on the relationship between parenting behavior and peer affiliations. Girls reported significantly higher parental supervision than boys. No gender differences were detected for parental encouragement and support. Results from the multivariate analysis suggest that parental supervision and encouragement may have a protective effect against affiliation with delinquent peers. Results from this analysis have implications for social work practice, remediating negative developmental trajectories among this vulnerable population.
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Housing, Child Rearing, Social Work, Public Housing, Multivariate Analysis, Gender Differences, Adolescents, Parenting Styles, African Americans, Urban Areas, Age Differences, Delinquency
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Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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