ERIC Number: EJ946374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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Racial Barrier Socialization and the Well-Being of African American Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Mother-Adolescent Relationship Quality
Cooper, Shauna M.; McLoyd, Vonnie C.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v21 n4 p895-903 Dec 2011
Racial socialization has been suggested as an important factor in helping African American adolescents cope effectively with racism and discrimination. Although multiple studies have reported a positive link between racial pride socialization and psychological adjustment among African American youth, assessments of the association between adolescent adjustment and another dimension of racial socialization--racial barrier socialization--have yielded inconsistent findings. Using a sample of 190 African American adolescents, the present study focuses on the quality of mother-adolescent relationships as an indicator of affective context, and examines its moderating influence on the association between racial barrier socialization and adolescent adjustment. Regression analyses indicated that the link between racial barrier socialization and adolescent adjustment is moderated by mother-adolescent relationship quality. However, these associations varied by gender.
Descriptors: Socialization, Mothers, Adolescents, African Americans, Gender Differences, Correlation, Evaluation Methods, Multiple Regression Analysis, Influences, Coping, Parent Child Relationship
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