Dominican Parenting And Early Childhood Functioning: A Comparison Study Of Immigrant Families In The USA And Families In Their Country Of Origin.
Calzada, Esther J. Hausmann-Stabile, Carolina. Barajas-Gonzalez, R. Gabriela. Huang, Keng-Yen. Hernandez, Miguel E.
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Little is known about immigrant parenting and its effects on children’s development. We examined data from 672 Dominican families from New York City and the Dominican Republic to examine (1) whether authoritarian parenting is normative in Dominican culture and (2) whether authoritarian parenting is adaptive by examining its relation to child functioning across levels of risk defined by poverty status and country of residence. Overall, mothers reported higher levels of authoritative, versus authoritarian, parenting. There were, however, differences in levels of authoritarian parenting by country and poverty status. Authoritarian parenting was associated with child behavior problems regardless of context. (Author abstract)
immigrants; children of immigrants; family relationships; cross cultural studies; cultural factors; cultural differences; parenting skills; child rearing; parent child relationships; ACCULTURATION; preschool children; child development; discipline; socioeconomic influences; behavior problems