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University of Utah

1. Jackson, Ozie White. From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers.

Degree: PhD, Social Work (College of), 2011, University of Utah

As there is an absent generation of parents due to the current ills of society such as drug and alcohol addictions, the AIDS/HIV epidemic, parental neglect and abandonment, incarcerations, mental illness and the deaths of parents, there will be an absent generation of grandparents – grandmothers in particular – for the present generation of grandchildren when they, themselves, become parents. State and other agencies will become more overburdened with assuming the care for the children of this present generation of grandchildren. This descriptive and exploratory study was designed to explore the life experiences, values, beliefs, coping mechanisms, and strengths of single, mostly low-income, African American grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren. These custodial grandmothers are raising their grandchildren without either parent in the home. The grandmothers live in an urban, inner city area of Las Vegas, Nevada, in an area known as the Westside. Data were collected through individual interviews and focus group discussions. The study found that many of the grandmothers prefer not to accept needed assistance from social services agencies or engage with helping professionals because of their belief that no one is interested or concerned about their perceptions; their experiences, values, and beliefs; how they manage to care for the grandchildren; or their strengths. They believe that they do not have a voice in policies and procedures that affect them and their grandchildren. To assist themselves, they agreed to adopt the methods of slave women where many had to raise their children without the benefit of a spouse or other assistance. The participants in this study were willing to engage with each other as a strengths-based, self-help support group within their community, offering each other their strengths, suggestions, and solutions to what they perceive as problematic.

Subjects/Keywords: African american custodial grandmothers; Coping mechanisms of custodial grandmothers; Custodial grandmothers; Qualitative

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APA (6th Edition):

Jackson, O. W. (2011). From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Utah. Retrieved from http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/etd3/id/380/rec/1074

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jackson, Ozie White. “From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Utah. Accessed December 05, 2019. http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/etd3/id/380/rec/1074.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jackson, Ozie White. “From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers.” 2011. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Jackson OW. From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Utah; 2011. [cited 2019 Dec 05]. Available from: http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/etd3/id/380/rec/1074.

Council of Science Editors:

Jackson OW. From strong black woman to womanist: an Afrocentric approach to understanding perspectives of strengths, life experiences, and coping mechanisms of single, African American custodial grandmothers. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Utah; 2011. Available from: http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/etd3/id/380/rec/1074


University of Illinois – Chicago

2. Sumo, Jen'nea. African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents.

Degree: 2013, University of Illinois – Chicago

The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to explore low-income African-American grandmothers’ rationales for the support they gave to their adolescent sons and daughters who were adolescent parents, specifically the types of support grandmothers provided, grandmothers’ rationales for providing support, and contextual influences to grandmothers’ provision of support. A purposeful sample of 20 grandmothers participated in this study: 10 mothers of adolescent mothers and 10 mothers of adolescent fathers. Babysitting, advice, financial, and shopping were the primary types of support provided by both groups of grandmothers. Love was a major reason grandmothers reported for providing support. Small numbers of grandmothers identified their work and the adolescent parents’ school as influences to support they provided to their parenting adolescents. A larger number of grandmothers reported that religion, their neighborhood, current life happenings, and past experiences were influences to the support they provided. The adolescent parents’ personal characteristics were also found to influence maternal and paternal grandmothers’ provision of support. Both the paternal and maternal grandmothers reported to receive limited support from friends and families and identified limited resources within their community. These grandmothers received inadequate assistance from support networks and identified a limited number of resources within their community, but continued to support their children who were adolescent parents. Parenting support groups should be developed specifically for grandmothers who have adolescent children who are parents. Studies should be directed at evaluating the needs of the grandmothers, and health care providers need to explore ways to strengthen support networks for grandmothers. Health care providers should utilize grandmothers’ experiences and include grandmothers during the development and implementation of intervention programs designed to improve the outcomes for adolescent parents and their children. Advisors/Committee Members: Dancy, Barbara L (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: African American grandmothers; mothers of adolescent parents; mothers of teenage parents; rationale for support; parenting adolescents

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Sumo, J. (2013). African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents. (Thesis). University of Illinois – Chicago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10033

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sumo, Jen'nea. “African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents.” 2013. Thesis, University of Illinois – Chicago. Accessed December 05, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10033.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sumo, Jen'nea. “African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents.” 2013. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Sumo J. African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Illinois – Chicago; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 05]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10033.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sumo J. African-American Grandmothers: Rationale for the Support They Give to Their Parenting Adolescents. [Thesis]. University of Illinois – Chicago; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10033

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Levy-Cullins, Dandy Ruth. African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships.

Degree: 2014, Texas Woman's University

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stressors that impact their well-being and family relationships in the Greater Houston, Texas (Harris County) area. The study explored various factors such as age, marital status, finances, circumstances resulting in custodial care, parent-adult child relationship, grandparent-child relationship, number of children in care, age of children, length of time in care, and social support. A total of 10 African American custodial grandmothers were enlisted to participate in this phenomenological study. Participants were recruited through a local Baptist Ministers Conference. After the initial contact to determine if they met the criteria for the study, an appointment was scheduled and a demographic survey was completed by each participant and mailed to researcher. Afterwards a one to one-half hour semi-structured interview was scheduled at a location convenient to the participants. Each face-to-face interview was audio-taped and later transcribed verbatim. Data was coded and examined to establish emerging themes. There were six major themes that emerged from the data. They were 1) the high cost of custodial care, 2) importance of maintaining interpersonal relationships, 3) supportive systems, 4) family preservation, 5) a second chance, 6) I am still the Grandmother. Advisors/Committee Members: Armstrong, Joyce (Committee Chair), Gillum, Nerissa LeBlanc (committee member), Hwang, Shann-Hwa (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: African American studies; Family studies; Social sciences; Custodial grandmothers; Kinship care; Skipped generations; Stressors; Individual studies

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Levy-Cullins, D. R. (2014). African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships. (Thesis). Texas Woman's University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11274/4883

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Levy-Cullins, Dandy Ruth. “African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships.” 2014. Thesis, Texas Woman's University. Accessed December 05, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11274/4883.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Levy-Cullins, Dandy Ruth. “African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships.” 2014. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Levy-Cullins DR. African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas Woman's University; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 05]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11274/4883.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Levy-Cullins DR. African American custodial grandmothers perceptions of stress factors that impact their well-being and family relationships. [Thesis]. Texas Woman's University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11274/4883

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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