Linking Parental Socialization to Interpersonal Protective Processes, Academic Self-Presentation, and Expectations Among Rural African American Youth

Velma Mc Bride Murry, Cady Berkel, Gene H. Brody, Shannon J. Miller, Yi fu Chen

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Data obtained from 2 waves of a longitudinal study of 671 rural African American families with an 11-year-old preadolescent were used to examine pathways through which racial and ethnic socialization influence youth self-presentation, academic expectations, and academic anticipation. Structural equation modeling analyses indicated that racial and ethnic socialization were linked with youth expectations for and anticipation of academic success through youth self-pride, which included racial identity and self-esteem, and through academic self-presentation. The results highlight the need to disaggregate racial and ethnic socialization to attain a better understanding of the ways in which these parenting domains uniquely forecast youth self-pride and academic orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009



  • academic self-presentation
  • parenting
  • racial identity
  • racial socialization
  • rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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