Dissertation - NLU Access
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) is based on the hypothesis that African Americans may face, and yet be largely unaware of, the influence of generational trauma from the slave trade, as well as, what African Americans believe about the concept, and who believes what. While PTSS may be important to African American people, so are their strengths, such as their ethnic identity. PTSS and ethnic identity may impact African Americans individuals, organizations, and communities, but also families and these factors may be related to parenting styles. Seventy-five African American participants were recruited to participate in this study and the study found important associations between ethnic identity, authoritarian parenting style, and perceptions of the concept of PTSS.
Bradford, Ebony K., "Ethnic Identity And Awareness Of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: A Mixed Methods Approach" (2018). Dissertations. 560.