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 identification formation, relatives and peer impacts, chance and resilience components, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out real findings from well known misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the the most important adolescent years, a while 11-16, acknowledging variety of historical past and event within the team, and transformations and similarities with African American ladies in addition to with different boys. moreover, the authors assessment strengths-based university and neighborhood courses that harness facts and insights to advertise pro-social habit.

Featured parts of assurance include: 

  • The protecting function of ethnic id and racial socialization.
  • Family administration, unity, 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: potent courses and practices.

African American Boys is an important source for a variety of clinicians and practitioners – in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – in class and medical baby psychology, prevention and public health and wellbeing, social paintings, psychological health and wellbeing remedy and counseling, family members remedy, and legal justice.


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Among boys, higher levels of peer discrimination were associated with lower levels of academic performance and more negative academic attitudes. However, there was a protective effect for racial centrality identity among boys. , GPA, feeling that school was important). The authors note that a stronger identification with being African American may support boys in maintaining a positive academic outlook even when they encounter negatively based experiences. Gender Roles 21 While most research suggests a positive influence of ethnic identity on well-being and functioning across several life domains, this is not unequivocal.

These findings held true even when demographic factors such as socioeconomic status, neighborhood crime, parenting monitoring, and peer drug use were controlled. Mandara and Murray found that peer drug use was the main predictor of drug use for girls, while father absence was the main predictor of drug use for boys. This research suggests Family Structure and Well-Being 37 that African American fathers play a different role in the lives of boys than girls, and that boys may benefit more than girls from having a father present.

Most of the studies reviewed by Stevenson and Black indicated that on-going and positive father involvement was associated with more favorable child outcomes (Levine & Pitt, 1995; Zimmerman, Salem, & Maton, 1995; Zimmerman, Salem, & Notaro, 2000). What these studies suggest is that it is the quality, not the quantity, of time spent with father that is essential to children’s well-being. The effect of family structure on the developmental outcomes of children was examined using data from the Comprehensive Child Development Project (Foster & Kalil, 2007).

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