The 2013 State of Black Long Beach report discussed disparities in Quality of life (QOL) outcomes that have persisted for Blacks in Long Beach. The report issued a call to action to address those prominent issues and improve the wellbeing of Blacks. This study serves as a response to that call by conducting a qualitative assessment to identify the communities needs and assets to inform leaders and stakeholders of issues that are a priority to the Black community. The study also sought to gain the perspectives of Black community members on the ethical considerations for engaging the community in research to address QOL. Eight focus groups were conducted with a total of 34 participants (24–78 years). Data analysis using Nvivo qualitative analysis software revealed themes reflecting the strength and challenges of the Black community regarding education, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic empowerment, community, political engagement, and ethical research considerations for engaging the Black Long Beach Community. Recommendations and strategies focusing on reducing risk of incarceration among youth, enhancing education and economic opportunities, increasing community and political engagement, and developing a Community-Based Participatory Research within the Black community in Long Beach have been proposed. This research serves to advocate and guide the exploration of strategies to address QOL for Black community members in Long Beach.
|Commitee:||Gorman, Fiona, Claybrook, M Keith|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Black studies|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be