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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2/2009

01-02-2009 | Empirical Research

Racial Socialization and Racial Identity: African American Parents’ Messages About Race as Precursors to Identity

Auteurs: Enrique W. Neblett Jr., Ciara P. Smalls, Kahlil R. Ford, Hòa X. Nguyên, Robert M. Sellers

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 2/2009

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Abstract

This study uses two waves of data to examine the relationships among patterns of racial socialization experiences and racial identity in a sample of 358 African American adolescents (60% female and 40% male). Using latent class analyses, we identified three patterns of adolescent-reported racial socialization experiences: High Positive, Moderate Positive, and Low Frequency. Adolescent-reported racial socialization experiences at Wave 1 were associated with Wave 2 adolescent racial identity approximately one year later. Specifically, High Positive and Low Frequency racial socialization were associated with racial centrality, assimilationist ideology, and nationalist ideology. These findings suggest that various patterns of racial socialization practices play an important role in the developing significance and meaning that African American adolescents ascribe to race.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Racial Socialization and Racial Identity: African American Parents’ Messages About Race as Precursors to Identity
Auteurs
Enrique W. Neblett Jr.
Ciara P. Smalls
Kahlil R. Ford
Hòa X. Nguyên
Robert M. Sellers
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 2/2009
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-008-9359-7

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