ERIC Number: EJ889769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Parents' Experiences of Discrimination and Family Relationship Qualities: The Role of Gender
Riina, Elizabeth M.; McHale, Susan M.
Family Relations, v59 n3 p283-296 Jul 2010
Mothers and fathers in 156 African American families reported on racial discrimination experiences, gendered traits, and warmth and conflict in family relationships. Discrimination was linked with relationship quality, but links differed for mothers and fathers. More expressive parents and less instrumental fathers had more positive relationships in the face of discrimination, but for more instrumental fathers, discrimination-relationship quality links were negative. Findings imply consideration of sociocultural and individual characteristics for family relationships.
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Mothers, Racial Discrimination, Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, African Americans, Gender Differences, Family Relationship, Affective Behavior, Sociocultural Patterns
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