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Title: Do African American Mothers Really "Love" Their Sons and "Raise" Their Daughters?
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1. Mandara, Jelani
Varner, Fatima
Richman, Scott
Do African American Mothers Really "Love" Their Sons and "Raise" Their Daughters?
Journal of Family Psychology 24,1 (February 2010): 41-50.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0893320010600062
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Keyword(s): Behavioral Differences; Behavioral Problems; Black Family; Black Studies; Gender Differences; Siblings; Sociability/Socialization/Social Interaction

This study assessed 1500 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth to test the hypothesis that African American mothers differentially socialize their girls and boys. The results showed that later-born boys had fewer chores, argued more with their mothers, lived in less cognitively stimulating homes, and were not allowed to make the same decisions as were the girls or firstborn boys at the same age. The later-born boys were also lowest in achievement and highest in externalizing behaviors. Parenting differences accounted for the achievement differences but not for the externalizing behavior differences. It was concluded that the later-born boys would achieve at the same rates as their siblings if they were socialized in the same manner as their siblings.
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Mandara, Jelani, Fatima Varner and Scott Richman. "Do African American Mothers Really "Love" Their Sons and "Raise" Their Daughters? ." Journal of Family Psychology 24,1 (February 2010): 41-50.