By Faye Z. Belgrave, Joshua K. Brevard
This e-book discusses present examine on id formation, kin and peer impacts, probability and resilience elements, and ideas of masculinity and sexuality in African American boys. checking out real findings from well known misconceptions and deceptive headlines, this concise and wide-ranging reference covers the an important adolescent years, a while 11-16, acknowledging range of history and adventure within the staff, and changes and similarities with African American women in addition to with different boys. additionally, the authors assessment strengths-based institution and group courses that harness facts and insights to advertise pro-social habit.
Featured components of assurance contain:
- The protecting position of ethnic identification and racial socialization.
- Family administration, team spirit, verbal exchange, and well-being.
- Development and significance of peer relationships.
- Health and well-being.
- Theoretical views on academic achievement.
- Factors that give a contribution to delinquency and victimization.
- What works: powerful courses and practices.
African American Boys is a necessary source for a variety of clinicians and practitioners– in addition to researchers and graduate scholars – at school and scientific baby psychology, prevention and public future health, social paintings, psychological health and wellbeing remedy and counseling, relations treatment, and felony justice.
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Extra info for African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development
Hypermasculinity, an exaggerated form of masculinity, is believed to be a coping mechanism African American adolescent males use to be safe in tough environments. However, hypermasculine attitudes contribute to sexual risk and other problem behaviors including increased risk of delinquency. Sexual Identity Sexual identity is how one defines and views one’s self as a sexual being, including sexual orientation (Diamond, 2002). One’s sexual identity becomes salient during adolescence when sexuality is another self-defining attribute.
Hypervigilant monitoring is extreme monitoring by parents. Youth with hypervigilant monitoring were less likely to be exposed to violence. Paschall, Ringwalt, and Flewelling (2003) studied the effect of monitoring, father absence, and affiliation with delinquent peers on delinquent behavior in a sample of 175 African American male adolescents. , communication and relations) were not. The authors concluded that African American male adolescents are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior if they are closely monitored by parents.
2007) found similar themes in interviews with African American male and female adolescents about what it means to be a man or woman. They interviewed 50 adolescents (ages 16–21) living in an inner city. Several themes emerged from these interviews. One theme males most frequently reported was that being a male meant being financially stable and having the ability to provide for others. Money was necessary for social status and for attracting women. However, jobs and employment may be lacking in inner cities where many African American adolescents live and this may lead to seeking money through illegal means such as drug sales or hustling.