Effects of religious involvement on parent–child communication regarding schooling: A study of black youth in the United States

Na'im H. MADYUN, Moo Sung LEE

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-307
JournalThe Journal of Negro Education
Volume79
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Madyun, 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.

Keywords

  • Research
  • Parent participation
  • African Americans
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • African American teenagers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Education
  • Black youth
  • Parent-child communication
  • Religious involvement

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