By Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard

This booklet discusses present examine on identification formation, kin and peer impacts, chance and resilience components, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out actual findings from renowned misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the an important adolescent years, a while 11-16, acknowledging range of historical past and adventure within the team, and variations and similarities with African American ladies in addition to with different boys. furthermore, the authors evaluate strengths-based university and group courses that harness proof and insights to advertise pro-social habit.

Featured parts of assurance comprise:

  • The protecting function of ethnic id and racial socialization.
  • Family administration, harmony, communique, and well-being.
  • Development and significance of peer relationships.
  • Health and well-being.
  • Theoretical views on academic achievement.
  • Factors that give a contribution to delinquency and victimization.
  • What works: powerful courses and practices.

African American Boys is a vital source for a variety of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in class and medical baby psychology, prevention and public healthiness, social paintings, psychological wellbeing and fitness treatment and counseling, relations treatment, and legal justice.

Show description

Read or Download African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development PDF

Similar marriage & family books

Through Alien Eyes: A View of America and Intercultural Marriages

What do you think that of these Russian brides? What do they suspect of YOU? the yankee dream has been a part of international mythology for generations. because the land of chance, the United States nonetheless entices humans from world wide. Marrying an American has been probably the most well known ability considering the fact that unmarried Irishmen or Italians sought for brides from the outdated kingdom within the 19th century.

Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: Implications for Research, Education, Policy, and Service

This publication is made out of nineteen chapters written via students with services on immigrant households representing each nook of the globe_from Africa and India to Europe and important the US. It presents a springboard from which to respond to the appliance and _what now_ questions in case you paintings with immigrant households in quite a few capacities_from academicians and researchers to educators and human-service companies.

The Marriage Motive: A Price Theory of Marriage: How Marriage Markets Affect Employment, Consumption, and Savings

Whereas this booklet comprises a variety of evidence and empirical findings and touches on coverage concerns, its major contribution to the present literature lies within the theoretical point of view it deals. The center of this publication is a normal equilibrium thought of work and marriage offered in bankruptcy 2, which gives the conceptual framework for the remainder of the chapters.

The Politics of Gay Marriage in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico

Addressing one of many defining social problems with our time, The Politics of homosexual Marriage in Latin the United States explores how and why Latin the US, a culturally Catholic and traditionally conservative area, has develop into a pace-setter between international locations of the worldwide South, or even the worldwide North, within the passage of homosexual marriage laws.

Additional resources for African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development

Sample text

In summary, research on the impact of the two-parent family structure on psychosocial well-being of African American boys is mixed. Some research suggests that the two-parent family structure may not be as strongly linked to social and behavioral indicators of well-being and problem behaviors for African American boys as those from other racial and ethnic groups. Strong relationship quality with a paternal figure and having other adults in the household seems to compensate and promote favorable outcomes, even when fathers are not living in the household.

Mandara, Murray, and Joyner (2005) investigated the impact of fathers’ absence on gender role development among African American youth. The sample consisted of 52 father-absent and 54 father-present African American adolescents. The authors found that boys from father-present households had higher gender role beliefs related to masculinity than boys from father-absent households. One implication of this finding is that when fathers are absent, other males may be needed to foster masculine gender role socialization.

Values such as familism, which support the primacy of the family, contribute to strong sibling relationships. In a study of 179 two-parent African American families, Soli, McHale, and Feinberg (2009) examined the quality of sibling relationships and family values and how these factors were related to mental health and problem behaviors. They found that youth experienced more problems when the quality of their sibling relationship was poor. These problems were found even after controlling for parent–child relationship and demographic characteristics.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 9 votes