- Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG
There are 4 included publications by Christian Friend :
|The influences of parental racial socialization on the academic achievement of African American children: a cultural-ecological approach.
||Using a cultural-ecological approach, the aim of this study is to explore cultural-specific parenting practices that may help African American children navigate the American educational system and support their academic achievement. Specifically, thi...
|Loss, Survival, and Redemption: African American Male Youth’s Reflections on Life Without Fathers, Manhood, and Coming of Age
||Using an interpretivist approach, this article explores young African American men’s (N= 20) reflections on coming of age and the meanings of father loss. Based on focus groups, the authors found that it was through autobiographical narratives of los...
|Parental Racial Socialization and the Academic Achievement of African American Children: A Cultural-Ecological Approach
||Using a cultural-ecological approach, this study examined: (a) associations between parental racial socialization and child academic achievement and (b) variations in these associations across child gender and family socio-economic status. Participan...
|Race, Class, and Religious Differences in the Social Networks of Children and Their Parents
||The study is a qualitative investigation of mothers’ perspectives about and their role in negotiating and developing intergenerational closure across race, class, and religious differences and their management of children’s diverse friendships. Black...