ERIC Number: EJ862088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
African American Single Mothers Raising Sons: Implications for Family Therapy
Gantt, Ann L.; Greif, Geoffrey L.
Journal of Family Social Work, v12 n3 p227-243 2009
Being raised by a single mother is one factor that has been suggested as contributing to the plight of African American males. Yet few studies have focused specifically on African American single mothers' experiences with raising sons. This qualitative study explored the following questions: (1) What are the experiences of African American single mothers in the raising of their sons? (2) What coping strategies do African American single mothers use in the raising of their sons? Two rounds of unstructured open-ended interviews were conducted with 11 African American single mothers of at least one son. Implications for family therapy based on the interviews are presented.
Descriptors: Mothers, Coping, African American Family, Therapy, One Parent Family, Sons, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Grounded Theory, Older Adults, Parent Background, Phenomenology
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A