African American Mothers' Attitudes on Parenting Essay by julie

African American Mothers' Attitudes on Parenting
A look into attitudes about parenting and how they affect child upbringing with special reference to African mothers.
# 3170 | 2,010 words | 15 sources | 2001
Published on Sep 10, 2003 in Anthropology (African) , Ethnic Studies (Africa) , Women Studies (General)

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This research paper defines the aspects of a child's upbringing and environment towards understanding behavior, and attempts to determine means and types of intervention that would favorably impact that upbringing and environment to promote behavior leading to enculturation, and successful interaction with peers and adults. The paper examines factors contributing to those attitudes and their resulting effects on children and gives a special focus on African American mothers.

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"Traditionally, research on the behavior of children as a result of the parenting skills and attitudes of their parents has focused on optimal behavior as an outcome of environmental, attitudinal and societal factors. Points of view regarding the influential strength of these factors have varied as society and the orientation of the researchers have changed. Researchers adopting a more sociologically-centered view suggest that parenting itself is a function of socioeconomic and sociohistorical factors and that parameters for context must be figured into any assessment of the impact of parenting on subsequent child behavior."

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