Personal Narrative Themes of African-American Mothers

Academic Article


  • African-American mothers of low income enrolled in an Even Start program were videotaped as each told a personal narrative to her child. A content analysis of the stories gave three major themes identified by Stahl. Of the 17 personal narratives, 4 were attitude stories, 5 were behavior stories, and 8 were character stories. The importance of using personal narratives is discussed and recommendations for research indicated.
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  • Strevy D; Aldridge J
  • Start Page

  • 1143
  • End Page

  • 1146
  • Volume

  • 78
  • Issue

  • 3_suppl