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Christian Friend

  • Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG

There are 4 included publications by Christian Friend :

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The influences of parental racial socialization on the academic achievement of African American children: a cultural-ecological approach. 2009 2146 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 2006 167 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 2011 541 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 2012 46 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...