African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development by Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard

By Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard

This ebook discusses present learn on id formation, kin and peer impacts, danger and resilience components, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out real findings from renowned misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the the most important adolescent years, a while 11-16, acknowledging range of heritage and event within the team, and transformations and similarities with African American ladies in addition to with different boys. additionally, the authors evaluation strengths-based college and group courses that harness proof and insights to advertise pro-social habit.

Featured parts of assurance contain:

  • The protecting position of ethnic identification and racial socialization.
  • Family administration, harmony, communique, and well-being.
  • Development and value 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 necessary source for quite a lot of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in class and medical baby psychology, prevention and public overall healthiness, social paintings, psychological healthiness treatment and counseling, relatives remedy, and felony justice.

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Participants completed surveys in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. 5 %). Compared to those with high monitoring/communication, youth in the decreasing and inconsistent parental monitoring groups were at significantly greater risk for past year and past month alcohol and marijuana use, along with having ever smoked a cigarette. The authors concluded that parental monitoring is critical during the early adolescent years when youth initiate use of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana. During early adolescence, youth are developing independence from family and becoming more involved with their peers.

Beaty (1995) found that peers rated boys who were from father-present households as more masculine than those who lived in households without fathers present. The African American family is an extended family and African American youth are likely to have some involvement from significant males in their lives. However, the day-to-day relationship with one central male paternal figure is absent for many African American boys. 24 2 Self and Identity Masculine Gender-Role Beliefs Masculine gender role beliefs of African American boys and adolescents both converge and diverge from gender role beliefs of other racial/ethnic groups.

Androgynous gender role beliefs found among African American children and adolescents is also suggested by studies that show that African American boys and adolescent males score similar to African American girls on attributes traditionally thought of as feminine. For example, one study found that African American boys engaged in more prosocial behavior than African American girls, although typically prosocial behavior is higher among girls than boys (McMahon, Wernsman, & Parnes, 2006). Sullivan, Helms, Kliewer, and Goodman (2010) found among a predominantly African American sample no difference in relational aggression between boys and girls in fifth and eighth grade, although in the general population, girls engage in more relational aggression and boys engage in more physical aggression.

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