Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Very little research exists that looks at the role Black children, specifically Black girls, often play in the upkeep of their families. This deficiency makes it impossible to fully understand the experiences of Black women as there is limited work that seeks to explore how their family's economic circumstances contributed to their duties at home and how this role they played went on to inform how they approached personal and societal difficulties. This qualitative study will examine the experiences of parentification of twenty Black women in both New York City, New York and Claremont, CA. The two 90 minute long focus groups will be conducted to not only gain insight on how parentification informs stress response, but to tangentially examine the effect of class on these experiences.
Lockhart, Megan, "Learning How to Get By: How the Triangulation of Race, Gender, and Class Interacts With Parentification to Mediate Black Women's Response to Personal and Societal Stressors" (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1529.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.