Racial socialization, racial identity, and achievement in the context of perceived discrimination: understanding the development of African American middle school youth Public Deposited

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  • Woods, Taniesha A.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Relationships among racial socialization, racial identity, perceived discrimination, and achievement were examined in 126 African American youth and their parents. A subsample of parents (n = 8) also completed qualitative interviews which were used to expand upon the quantitative findings. Perceived racial discrimination was positively related to preparation for discrimination socialization. Racial identity was positively related to academic achievement. Data obtained from the qualitative interviews prompted an investigation of preparation for discrimination as a function of adolescents' self-reliance. Results showed that self-reliance was positively related to preparation for discrimination socialization. The results illustrate factors that precipitate racial socialization and achievement in African American youth. Implications for future research and educational policy are discussed.
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  • Kurtz-Costes, Beth
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