Parental Roles and Relationships in Immigrant Families.
Chuang, S. S. Costigan, C. L.
ix-xiv, 269 p.
Springer International Publishing AG
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This book presents new findings about parenting and parent-child relationships in ethnic and racial minority immigrant families. Chapters discuss families from a wide range of ethnicities settling in Canada, China, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. Each chapter discusses parenting and parent-child relationships in a broad cultural context, presenting within-group and cross-cultural data that provide information on parental values, beliefs, and practices that influence children’s developmental outcomes in a new country. Following an introductory chapter on current perspectives on family dynamics and relationships and the intersection of culture and immigration, Part 1 focuses on parental involvement and practices. Chapters explore father involvement in Chinese families in Canada and mainland China, the complexities of parental control among Chinese American mothers and the role of acculturation, and Dominican parenting and early childhood functioning and the differences between immigrant families in the United States and families in their country of origin. Part 2 discusses the impact of parenting on children’s early development and academics. Chapters discuss parental socialization of emotion and child functioning among Indian American families, specialization, coordination, and developmental sequelae of mother-infant person- and object-directed interactions in American immigrant families, and Chinese and Latina immigrant perspectives on how children learn mathematics. The final part explores acculturation factors, processes, and family dynamics. Chapters discuss acculturation-related stressors and individual adjustment in Asian American families, parenting among mainland Chinese immigrant mothers in Hong Kong, parenting stress and depressive symptoms of immigrant and nonimmigrant families in Italy, the generation gap in immigrants in the Netherlands, the differences and similarities in acculturation goals of parents and adolescents in Chinese Canadian families, and role reversal, language brokering, and psychological adjustment among immigrant adolescents in Israel. A final chapter discusses new directions for research and policy that could guide next stets in understanding the interplay of parenting and child development in the context of international immigration patterns.. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
immigrants; children of immigrants; family relationships; cross cultural studies; cultural factors; cultural differences; cultural issues; parenting skills; child rearing; parent child relationships; ACCULTURATION