Date of Award

5-1-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Dr. Sandra Taylor

Abstract

This thesis examines the trends in the societal factors that influence adolescent parenting in the African American community. Analysis of the existing with a decline of societal intervention and involvement, particularly during the late teen years. Post analytical conclusions suggest an urgent need for familial guidance and community-based programs beginning with preteen adolescents. Additional investigation is warranted due to the lack of data provided on African American adolescent fathers, and other societal factors that influence African American adolescent mothers.

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