Differences in Parent and Child Experiences of Parents' Racial Socialization Practice Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Wallace, Amy L.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • The current study utilized data for 64 African American adolescents and their parents to investigate the impact of warmth and conflict on parent-child agreement in reports of parental racial socialization. Fathers and children did not tend to agree on reports of parental racial socialization. In mother-child dyads, conflict, rather than warmth, moderated parent-child agreement. Contrary to hypotheses, however, higher levels of conflict were associated with higher levels of agreement. These findings suggest that low levels of conflict in adolescence may be reflective of low parent-child interaction overall whereas, high levels of conflict may indicate a developmentally appropriate healthy parent-adolescent relationship. Recommendations for future research include replication of this study using a larger sample size and further investigation of father roles.
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