Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Carolyn E. Cutrona

Second Advisor

David L. Vogel

Third Advisor

Lori D. Patton

Abstract

Using data from the Family and Community Health Study, the present study analyzed the social relationships, attitudes, and behaviors of 766 Black and Biracial adolescents residing in Georgia and Iowa to note any significant differences as a function of racial identification. One factor involving social relationships showed a significant difference between the Black and Biracial girls: Biracial girls reported less ability to make and keep friends. Results indicate that attitudes regarding Black Pride and the perceptions of others who may engage in specific behaviors associated with masculine stereotypes were not statistically different between Black and Biracial adolescents. The behaviors included smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, having sex, and legitimizing violence. While all adolescents evaluated the behaviors similarly, the Biracial boys engaged in the substance-related behaviors at a higher rate than Black boys.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16608

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Indria Michelle Jenkins

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1454675

OCLC Number

263684338

ISBN

9780549686866

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

76 pages

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