Black Women 's Racial And Gender Identity And Attitudes Associated With Black Womanhood

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it was noted that fewer women (90%; 25 missing responses) responded to item 3, “In your opinion, what does it means to be a Black woman (or woman of your Black ethnic group?” This response pattern may be due in part to participant fatigue, considering these items were posed at the end of the survey.
Procedures
Black women were recruited for the study through web-based advertisements distributed through university listervs, social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), and electronic mail. Women were also recruited through in-person solicitation and snowball sampling at the university and senior centers within the Houston area. Multiple means of sampling were employed in efforts to obtain a diverse sample of Black women in terms of socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, and other demographic characteristics. All women were told that they have an opportunity to take part in a study focused on Black women’s racial and gender identity and experiences and attitudes associated with Black womanhood. All women were provided with a web-based or one-page printed advertisement briefly outlining the study’s title, purpose, incentive, and necessary contact personnel. At the end of the web advertisement, women were provided with the link to the web-based survey. The print advertisement not only included the link to the web-based version of the survey, but also informed women of the potential for completing the survey in paper-and-pencil format.
Women who elected to…

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