New PRC Research Brief by Fatima Varner

Thu, November 9, 2017
New PRC Research Brief by Fatima Varner
New PRC research brief!

The PRC has published a new PRC Research Brief, "Parenting Patterns, Racial Discrimination, and African American Adolescents’ Psychological and Academic Outcomes," by PRC FRA Fatima Varner and colleagues.

Declines in academic engagement and psychological well-being, which are common for many adolescents, may be exacerbated among some African American adolescents because of exposure to racial discrimination. While discrimination can have negative effects on the development of minority children, some develop adaptive qualities to better cope with discrimination. These qualities can contribute to psychological well-being and better academic outcomes. This research brief reports on a study that examined whether there were groups of families with different combinations of parenting, specifically involved-vigilant parenting and parental racial socialization (i.e., messages about race). Next, the researchers examined whether parenting profiles, racial discrimination, and adolescent gender independently or interactively predicted adolescent academic and psychological outcomes.

Read the full research brief here.

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