ERIC Number: EJ868368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Predictors of Level of Voice in Adolescent Girls: Ethnicity, Attachment, and Gender Role Socialization
Theran, Sally A.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v38 n8 p1027-1037 Sep 2009
The current study empirically examined predictors of level of voice (ethnicity, attachment, and gender role socialization) in a diverse sample of 108 14-year-old girls. Structural equation modeling results indicated that parental attachment predicted level of voice with authority figures, and gender role socialization predicted level of voice with authority figures and peers. Both masculinity and femininity were salient for higher levels of voice with authority figures whereas higher scores on masculinity contributed to higher levels of voice with peers. These findings suggest that, contrary to previous theoretical work, femininity itself is not a risk factor for low levels of voice. In addition, African-American girls had higher levels of voice with teachers and classmates than did Caucasian girls, and girls who were in a school with a greater concentration of ethnic minorities had higher levels of voice with peers than did girls at a school with fewer minority students.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Socialization, Females, Structural Equation Models, Sex Role, At Risk Students, Sexual Identity, Minority Groups, Masculinity, Violence, Attachment Behavior, Gender Differences, Social Influences, Early Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Feminism, Peer Relationship, Racial Differences, African Americans, Whites
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