Parents' Experiences of Discrimination and Family Relationship Qualities: The Role of Gender

Elizabeth M. Riina, Susan M. McHale

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Abstract

Mothers and fathers in 156 African American families reported on racial discrimination experiences, gendered traits, and warmth and conflict in family relationships. Discrimination was linked with relationship quality, but links differed for mothers and fathers. More expressive parents and less instrumental fathers had more positive relationships in the face of discrimination, but for more instrumental fathers, discrimination-relationship quality links were negative. Findings imply consideration of sociocultural and individual characteristics for family relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Relations
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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