Synthesizing a Special Issue on Parenting Adolescents in an Increasingly Diverse World

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Michaeline Jensen, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Our goal is to identify integrative themes in this special issue on “Parenting Adolescents in an Increasingly Diverse World”. Specifically, we identify themes that may generalize largely from studies of marginalized families to guide American families more broadly as youth navigate an increasingly diverse world. We describe three broad diversity socialization goals that may foster greater intercultural maturity in youth. These include helping youth find their place and value in a multicultural world, increase the value that they place on others and decrease their fears of difference, and prepare to respond to biased or perceived rejection. And we offer five directions for future research to help build a path forward in this important area of study.

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Journal of Research on Adolescence, 28(3), 665-673.
Language: English
Date: 2018
diversity, parenting, socialization, children, adolescents, intercultural maturity

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