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ERIC Number: EJ909299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
"My Mother's Keeper": The Effects of Parentification on Black Female College Students
Gilford, Tawanna T.; Reynolds, Amy
Journal of Black Psychology, v37 n1 p55-77 Feb 2011
This qualitative study examined the parentification of eight Black American college females and its impact on their college experiences. Two 90-minute focus groups were conducted in order to gain insight about how these women overcame personal and family challenges while being away from their families of origin. Results highlight the push-pull factors experienced by the participants from both school and their family of origin and how they dealt with barriers to successful college completion. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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