Teenager Experience of Racial Socialization


The Teenager Experience of Racial Socialization Scale (Stevenson, H.C., Cameron, R., Herrero-Taylor, T., Davis, G., 2002) contains 40 items that assess the degree to which African American adolescents perceive their parents as implementing proactive and protective socialization strategies about managing racism, cultural pride, and spirituality. Responses are coded on a 3-point Likert scale (0 -2; Never, A Few Times, Lots of Times).

Abstract

The Teenager Experience of Racial Socialization Scale (Stevenson, H.C., Cameron, R., Herrero-Taylor, T., Davis, G., 2002) contains 40 items that assess the degree to which African American adolescents perceive their parents as implementing proactive and protective socialization strategies about managing racism, cultural pride, and spirituality. There are five subscales Cultural Coping with Antagonism (CCA), Cultural Pride Reinforcement (CPR), Cultural Appreciation of Legacy (CAL), Cultural Alertness to Discrimination (CAD), and Cultural Endorsement of the Mainstream (CEM). Two composite factors may be derived, Proactive Racial Socialization Experience (PRSE) and Adaptive Racial Socialization Experience (ARSE). Responses are coded on a 3-point Likert scale (0 –2; Never, A Few Times, Lots of Times).

The items in this instrument can be grouped to assess five different constructs of teen experiences with racial socialization, as well as overall proactive socialization and adaptive racial socialization constructs.

Most items are straightforward in use and interpretation. Factors identified in this report can be used as well as individual items.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: CyAL
Scored Dataset Name: TERySCc

Keywords

Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Community Involvement, Racial Attitudes, Ethnic Stereotypes, Discrimination, Bias, Black Attitudes, Racial Identity, Racism, African Heritage.