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Test of a cultural framework of parenting with Latino families of young children.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2012 Jul; 18(3):285-96.CD

Abstract

This study examined the mental health and academic functioning of 442 4- and 5-year old children of Mexican (MA) and Dominican (DA) immigrant mothers using a cultural framework of Latino parenting. Data were collected on mothers' self-reported acculturative status, parenting practices and cultural socialization, and on children's behavioral functioning (mother- and teacher-report) and school readiness (child test). Results provide partial support for the validity of the framework in which mothers' acculturative status and socialization of respeto (a Latino cultural value of respect) and independence (a U.S. American cultural value) predict parenting practices. For both groups, English language competence was related to less socialization of respeto, and other domains of acculturative status (i.e., U.S. American/ethnic identity, and U.S. American/ethnic cultural competence) were related to more socialization of respeto and independence. Socialization of respeto was related to the use of authoritarian practices and socialization of independence was related to the use of authoritative practices. Socialization of respeto was also related to lower school readiness for DA children, whereas socialization of independence was related to higher school readiness for MA children. Independence was also related to higher teacher-rated externalizing problems for MA children. For both groups, authoritarian parenting was associated with more parent-reported internalizing and externalizing problems. The discussion focuses on ethnic subgroup differences and similarities to further understanding of Latino parenting from a cultural perspective.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York University Child Study Center. esther.calzada@nyumc.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22686147

Citation

Calzada, Esther J., et al. "Test of a Cultural Framework of Parenting With Latino Families of Young Children." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 18, no. 3, 2012, pp. 285-96.
Calzada EJ, Huang KY, Anicama C, et al. Test of a cultural framework of parenting with Latino families of young children. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2012;18(3):285-96.
Calzada, E. J., Huang, K. Y., Anicama, C., Fernandez, Y., & Brotman, L. M. (2012). Test of a cultural framework of parenting with Latino families of young children. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18(3), 285-96. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028694
Calzada EJ, et al. Test of a Cultural Framework of Parenting With Latino Families of Young Children. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2012;18(3):285-96. PubMed PMID: 22686147.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Test of a cultural framework of parenting with Latino families of young children. AU - Calzada,Esther J, AU - Huang,Keng-Yen, AU - Anicama,Catherine, AU - Fernandez,Yenny, AU - Brotman,Laurie Miller, Y1 - 2012/06/11/ PY - 2012/6/13/entrez PY - 2012/6/13/pubmed PY - 2012/10/4/medline SP - 285 EP - 96 JF - Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology JO - Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - This study examined the mental health and academic functioning of 442 4- and 5-year old children of Mexican (MA) and Dominican (DA) immigrant mothers using a cultural framework of Latino parenting. Data were collected on mothers' self-reported acculturative status, parenting practices and cultural socialization, and on children's behavioral functioning (mother- and teacher-report) and school readiness (child test). Results provide partial support for the validity of the framework in which mothers' acculturative status and socialization of respeto (a Latino cultural value of respect) and independence (a U.S. American cultural value) predict parenting practices. For both groups, English language competence was related to less socialization of respeto, and other domains of acculturative status (i.e., U.S. American/ethnic identity, and U.S. American/ethnic cultural competence) were related to more socialization of respeto and independence. Socialization of respeto was related to the use of authoritarian practices and socialization of independence was related to the use of authoritative practices. Socialization of respeto was also related to lower school readiness for DA children, whereas socialization of independence was related to higher school readiness for MA children. Independence was also related to higher teacher-rated externalizing problems for MA children. For both groups, authoritarian parenting was associated with more parent-reported internalizing and externalizing problems. The discussion focuses on ethnic subgroup differences and similarities to further understanding of Latino parenting from a cultural perspective. SN - 1099-9809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22686147/Test_of_a_cultural_framework_of_parenting_with_Latino_families_of_young_children_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/cdp/18/3/285 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -