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Parent-centered values among Latino immigrant mothers


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

The present study examined parent-centered values among 98 Latino mothers living in the U.S. with at least one child between the ages of one and eleven years old. Paired sample t-tests were used to compare parenting qualities thought to be valued most with those thought to be valued less. Results revealed that Relational Qualities, Role Modeling values, Family Loyalty, and Firm Control were highly valued, whereas qualities that promote a Stimulating Environment, qualities associated with Low Parental Control, and having Economic resources were rated relatively low. Participants also perceived these last three dimensions as significantly more valued by mothers in the dominant culture than by Latino mothers. Overall results were consistent with the hypothesis that Latino mothers endorse parent-centered values that adhere to a relational perspective, which emphasizes affection and loyalty towards other family members. Findings also supported the notion that Latino parenting values may be more consistent with an authoritative rather than an authoritarian parenting style.

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Subject
Social psychology;
Clinical psychology;
Hispanic American studies
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
0737: Hispanic American studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Psychology, Immigrant, Latino, Latino mothers, Mothers, Parenting values, Values
Title
Parent-centered values among Latino immigrant mothers
Author
Fischer, Candice
Number of pages
85
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 69/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549785972
Advisor
Harvey, Elizabeth
Committee member
Janoff-Bulman, Ronnie; Marentes, Luis A.; Perry-Jenkins, Mureen
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Psychology
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3325114
ProQuest document ID
304574242
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304574242
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