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A Mixed-Methods Study Exploring the African American Woman's Experiences of the Strong Black Woman Stereotype
by Taylor-Lindheim, Tabitha, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, 118; 10125629
Abstract (Summary)

The strong black woman (SBW) phenomenon was explored in college-educated African American women in the Los Angeles region. Quantitative measures indicated that these women averaged high levels of stress, depression, and perceived racism. Qualitative data derived from short open-ended questions yielded eight themes describing both the positive aspects of being a SBW (being a role model for family and community, and feeling empowered), as well as its negative aspects (prejudice, internalized bias, stress, masking, self-neglect, and relational strain). Correlational and regression analyses explored the relationships among the quantitative and qualitative variables. Clinical and research implications and recommendations were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Scaglione, Cris A.
Commitee: Mickens, Lavonda M.
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Marital and Family Therapy
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 77/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Womens studies, Psychology
Keywords: African american women, Depression, Racism, Stereotypes, Stigmatization, Strong black woman
Publication Number: 10125629
ISBN: 978-1-339-83701-7
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