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ERIC Number: EJ869966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Reflecting on Racism: School Involvement and Perceived Teacher Discrimination in African American Mothers
Rowley, Stephanie J.; Helaire, Lumas J.; Banerjee, Meeta
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v31 n1 p83-92 Jan-Feb 2010
The relationships among maternal perceptions of racial discrimination, mother-teacher relationship quality, and school involvement were examined in this sample of 73 African American mothers of kindergarteners and first graders. Mothers reported time spent in school-related activities at home, their attitudes about the importance of school involvement, the quality of their interactions with their children's teachers, and incidents of racial discrimination by their previous teachers. Mothers and their children's teachers also reported on mothers' involvement at school. Mother-teacher relationships moderated the association between perceived teacher discrimination and involvement in somewhat complicated ways. When mother-teacher interactions were more positive, mothers who perceived more discrimination tended to be less involved. In the context of a less positive mother-teacher interaction, greater perceived discrimination was associated with greater involvement. Results are discussed in terms of the potential effect on children's outcomes and strategies by which to increase parents' school involvement. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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