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EXAMINING FAMILY STRUCTURE AND PARENTING PROCESSES AS PREDICTORS OF DELINQUENCY IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADOLESCENT FEMALES

by Johnson, H. Jermaine

Abstract (Summary)
This study employed a sample of African-American adolescent females from intact (n=279) and non-intact (n=219) families to examine the relationship between parenting processes (parental monitoring, parent-adolescent communication, parent-adolescent attachment, authoritative parenting) and delinquency. Results revealed no significant differences in parenting processes or delinquent participation for African-American adolescent females residing in either family structure. Parental monitoring predicted African-American adolescent female delinquency in both family structures; parent adolescent communication predicted delinquency among African-American adolescent females in non-intact families. Implications for family therapy are discussed.
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Advisor:Dr. Sandra Stith; Dr. Eric McCollum; Dr. Angela Huebner

School:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

School Location:USA - Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:marriage and family therapy

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Date of Publication:10/12/2005

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