Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Adolescent Mothers: Through Their Own Eyes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158948
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Adolescent Mothers: Through Their Own Eyes
Abstract:
Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Adolescent Mothers: Through Their Own Eyes
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Dole, Debora, MSN, PhD(c)
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:3110 Vine Street, Proctor Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513-558-5290
Co-Authors:D.M. Dole, D. Shambley-Ebron, Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH;
The purpose of this study is to understand and explore how African American adolescents ages 14-19, identify and represent the meanings and practices that result in positive mothering practices. African American infant deaths are higher in every category including preventable causes such as death due to neglect and abuse as compared to other races. Infants of adolescent parents are at increased risk of experiencing neglect and abuse due to a variety of factors including parenting inexperience, living in poverty and lack of social support. Mothering practices of African American women have been affected by social, political, race and gender issues that have altered the ways in which cultural practices are transferred from one generation to the next. An intersectional approach using an integrated conceptual framework including critical feminist theory, critical social theory and critical race theory provides theoretical support for exploring mothering practices through the socially constructed concepts of gender, class and race. Using Photovoice, a community-based participatory research methodology in which participants are given cameras to document their own experiences, this study will explore the cultural meanings of mothering of 12 African American adolescent mothers and how cultural mothering practices are being transferred from one generation to the next. The themes uncovered are analyzed using culturally appropriate interpretive theories. Insight gained from this study will result in new theories that will guide and assist African American communities in identifying and developing culturally relevant strategies to support adolescent mothers and their infants.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Adolescent Mothers: Through Their Own Eyesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158948-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural Meanings of Mothering in African American Adolescent Mothers: Through Their Own Eyes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dole, Debora, MSN, PhD(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3110 Vine Street, Proctor Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513-558-5290</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Debora.dole@uc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D.M. Dole, D. Shambley-Ebron, Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to understand and explore how African American adolescents ages 14-19, identify and represent the meanings and practices that result in positive mothering practices. African American infant deaths are higher in every category including preventable causes such as death due to neglect and abuse as compared to other races. Infants of adolescent parents are at increased risk of experiencing neglect and abuse due to a variety of factors including parenting inexperience, living in poverty and lack of social support. Mothering practices of African American women have been affected by social, political, race and gender issues that have altered the ways in which cultural practices are transferred from one generation to the next. An intersectional approach using an integrated conceptual framework including critical feminist theory, critical social theory and critical race theory provides theoretical support for exploring mothering practices through the socially constructed concepts of gender, class and race. Using Photovoice, a community-based participatory research methodology in which participants are given cameras to document their own experiences, this study will explore the cultural meanings of mothering of 12 African American adolescent mothers and how cultural mothering practices are being transferred from one generation to the next. The themes uncovered are analyzed using culturally appropriate interpretive theories. Insight gained from this study will result in new theories that will guide and assist African American communities in identifying and developing culturally relevant strategies to support adolescent mothers and their infants.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:33:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:33:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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