Parent Academic Socialization Study (PASS): A Study of Parenting and Positive Youth Development
Pending IRB approval
PASS is a focus group and survey study of the experiences of African American/Black 6th–12th grade students and one of their parents. The primary goal of this study is to understand the types of discussions that parents and their Black children have about school, and to learn more about the experiences of Black youth and their families in various types of school settings. Participation in this research will help identify ways in which parents support their Black adolescent children in their education and motivate them to do well in school.
Participants will complete an online survey (~60min), then participant in a respective parent or youth focus group (~90 min). Participants will be compensated for their time.
For more details about the study or to participate, contact: PASS@teams.virginia.edu
Curry IDEA Award
- RESEARCH CENTER
2019 Curry Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Award: What Black Parents Say Matters: Refining and Piloting A Measure of Parents’ Academic Socialization Messages.
2019 American Education Research Association Grant: Math and Science Identity, Engagement, and Performance: The Influence of Parent and Peer Academic Socialization Within the Context of Schools.
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