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NCJ Number: 229729 Find in a Library
Title: Culturally Distinctive and Academic Socialization: Direct and Interactive Relationships with African American Adolescents' Academic Adjustment
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:39  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:199-212
Author(s): Shauna M. Cooper; Ciara Smalls
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Grant Number: 1F31HD046414-01
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the relationship between aspects of African-American parents' academic and culturally distinct socialization and their influence on academic adjustment of African-American adolescents.
Abstract: Theories of ethnic minority development have largely suggested that African-American parents engage in a combination of practices that include culturally distinctive socialization as well as behaviors that are characteristic of more universal forms of academic socialization. However, few studies have examined how these socialization dimensions interact to influence the academic adjustment of African-American adolescents. The current study explored the independent and interactive roles of parental academic and culturally distinctive socialization on the academic adjustment of African-American adolescents. The sample was comprised 144 African American adolescents (M = 12.4; SD = 1.14; 56 percent female). Findings provided partial support that cultural and academic socialization were independently associated with indicators of academic adjustment. However, the interaction between these dimensions also was associated with youths' adjustment in the academic domain. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Educational levels
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Black/African Americans; Cultural influences; Higher education; Home environment; Parent and child education; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Schools; Socialization
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