Ties to influential adults among black and white adolescents: culture, social class, and family networks.

@article{Hirsch2002TiesTI,
  title={Ties to influential adults among black and white adolescents: culture, social class, and family networks.},
  author={Barton J. Hirsch and Maureen Mickus and Rebecca Boerger},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={289-303}
}
Although prior research suggests the importance of nonparental adults to adolescents, the ecological context of those relationships has received little attention. This study examined ties to influential adults among 122 adolescents who varied by race, family structure, and gender The strongest effects were for race. Blacks reported stronger ties than Whites… CONTINUE READING