Date of Award
Master of Science
Carolyn E. Cutrona
David L. Vogel
Lori D. Patton
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.
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Indria Michelle Jenkins
Jenkins, Indria Michelle, "Attitudes, social relationships and behaviors of black and biracial adolescents" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15379.