Title

Thriving in Stepfamilies: Exploring Competence and Well-being Among African American Youth

Keywords

African American adolescents, stepfamilies, blended families, African American mental health, family structure

Abstract

Although scholars conclude that children/adolescents in two-parent nuclear families have an advantage over those in stepfamilies, emerging evidence indicates that the experiences of African American youths have been overshadowed. In three replicated studies, we detected no differences on several important and commonly assessed well-being and competence indicators among samples of African American youth in two-parent nuclear and stepfamilies.

Original Publication Citation

Adler-Baeder, F., Russell, C., Kerpelman, J., Pittman, J., Ketring, S., Smith, T., Lucier-Greer, M., Bradford, A.B., Stringer, K. (2009). Thriving in stepfamilies: Exploring competence and well-being among African American youth, Journal of Adolescent Health, 46 (4), 396-398.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010-4

Publisher

Journal of Adolescent Health

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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