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ERIC Number: EJ927693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Organizational Social Support and Parenting Challenges among Mothers of Color: The Case of Mocha Moms
Crowley, Jocelyn E.; Curenton, Stephanie
Family Relations, v60 n1 p1-14 Feb 2011
This study illustrates the parenting experiences of a random sample of members of "Mocha Moms, Inc.", a national organization dedicated to supporting women of color who predominantly have elected not to work full-time outside of the home "(www.mochamoms.org)". Using modified grounded theory methods on 25 telephone interviews, we summarized the benefits members reported receiving from participating in Mocha Moms, such as adult friendships and child-related information/activities. We also reported the parenting challenges they faced. We conclude that the Mocha Moms organization plays a pivotal role for mothers of color who negotiate numerous obstacles as they build positive lives for themselves and their children. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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