A growing number of Black teens are becoming religiously involved. This undoubtedly intersects with another trend in Black communities, the changing structure of the Black family. Research has shown that school-related dialogue between parent and child is an important factor in educational outcomes. This study set out to determine of there might be a promising connection between this emerging trend of religious involvement and parent-child communication regarding schooling. Using the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 dataset, a social capital lens to examine the relationship between religious involvement and parent/child school-related communication frequency and content was used. Findings and implications were analyzed within the context of the Black family structure and the Black church. Copyright © 2010 The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 79, No. 3.
|Journal||The Journal of Negro Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
CitationMadyun, N., & Lee, M. (2010). Effects of religious involvement on parent–child communication regarding schooling: A study of black youth in the United States. The Journal of Negro Education, 79(3), 295-307.
- Parent participation
- African Americans
- Social capital (Sociology)
- African American teenagers
- Interpersonal relations
- Black youth
- Parent-child communication
- Religious involvement