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Neighborhood characteristics, parenting styles, and children's behavioral problems in Chinese American immigrant families.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014 Apr; 20(2):202-12.CD

Abstract

Using data from a socioeconomically diverse sample of Chinese American children (n = 258, aged 6-9 years) in immigrant families, we examined the concurrent relations among neighborhood economic disadvantage and concentration of Asian residents, parenting styles, and Chinese American children's externalizing and internalizing problems. Neighborhood characteristics were measured with 2000 U.S. Census tract-level data, parents (mostly mothers) rated their own parenting styles, and parents and teachers rated children's behavioral problems. Path analysis was conducted to test two hypotheses: (a) parenting styles mediate the relations between neighborhood characteristics and children's behavioral problems, and (b) children's behavioral problems mediate the relations between neighborhood and parenting styles. We found that neighborhood Asian concentration was positively associated with authoritarian parenting, which in turn was associated with Chinese American children's higher externalizing and internalizing problems (by parents' reports). In addition, neighborhood economic disadvantage was positively related to children's externalizing problems (by parents' reports), which in turn predicted lower authoritative parenting. The current results suggest the need to consider multiple pathways in the relations among neighborhood, family, and child adjustment, and they have implications for the prevention and intervention of behavioral problems in Chinese American children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.Department of Psychology, University of California-Berkeley.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24041263

Citation

Lee, Erica H., et al. "Neighborhood Characteristics, Parenting Styles, and Children's Behavioral Problems in Chinese American Immigrant Families." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 20, no. 2, 2014, pp. 202-12.
Lee EH, Zhou Q, Ly J, et al. Neighborhood characteristics, parenting styles, and children's behavioral problems in Chinese American immigrant families. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014;20(2):202-12.
Lee, E. H., Zhou, Q., Ly, J., Main, A., Tao, A., & Chen, S. H. (2014). Neighborhood characteristics, parenting styles, and children's behavioral problems in Chinese American immigrant families. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(2), 202-12. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034390
Lee EH, et al. Neighborhood Characteristics, Parenting Styles, and Children's Behavioral Problems in Chinese American Immigrant Families. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014;20(2):202-12. PubMed PMID: 24041263.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neighborhood characteristics, parenting styles, and children's behavioral problems in Chinese American immigrant families. AU - Lee,Erica H, AU - Zhou,Qing, AU - Ly,Jennifer, AU - Main,Alexandra, AU - Tao,Annie, AU - Chen,Stephen H, Y1 - 2013/09/16/ PY - 2013/9/18/entrez PY - 2013/9/18/pubmed PY - 2015/8/8/medline SP - 202 EP - 12 JF - Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology JO - Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol VL - 20 IS - 2 N2 - Using data from a socioeconomically diverse sample of Chinese American children (n = 258, aged 6-9 years) in immigrant families, we examined the concurrent relations among neighborhood economic disadvantage and concentration of Asian residents, parenting styles, and Chinese American children's externalizing and internalizing problems. Neighborhood characteristics were measured with 2000 U.S. Census tract-level data, parents (mostly mothers) rated their own parenting styles, and parents and teachers rated children's behavioral problems. Path analysis was conducted to test two hypotheses: (a) parenting styles mediate the relations between neighborhood characteristics and children's behavioral problems, and (b) children's behavioral problems mediate the relations between neighborhood and parenting styles. We found that neighborhood Asian concentration was positively associated with authoritarian parenting, which in turn was associated with Chinese American children's higher externalizing and internalizing problems (by parents' reports). In addition, neighborhood economic disadvantage was positively related to children's externalizing problems (by parents' reports), which in turn predicted lower authoritative parenting. The current results suggest the need to consider multiple pathways in the relations among neighborhood, family, and child adjustment, and they have implications for the prevention and intervention of behavioral problems in Chinese American children. SN - 1099-9809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24041263/Neighborhood_characteristics_parenting_styles_and_children's_behavioral_problems_in_Chinese_American_immigrant_families_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -