ERIC Number: ED238546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Identification of Factors Related to Childrearing Expectations of Korean-American Immigrant Parents of Preschool Children.
Park, Seong Hwan
An attempt was made to identify factors related to the childrearing expectations of Korean-American immigrant parents of preschool children. Subjects were 118 Korean-American immigrant parents who had children 3 through 5 years of age, were natives of Korea, and resided in North Texas. All parents were administered the Parent as a Teacher Inventory (PAAT) and an author-developed questionnaire consisting of 37 demographic items. On the PAAT, parents described feelings about parent/child interaction, their standards for assessing child behavior, and their value preferences and frustrations concerning child behavior. Dependent variables were the five subsets of the PAAT: creativity, frustration, control, play, and teaching/learning. Independent variables were (1) sex of child, (2) family size, (3) sex of parent, (4) age of parent, (5) educational level of parent, (6) income level, (7) language of parent, (8) cultural aspects, (9) length of residence in America, (10) parents' access to child, and (11) racial discrimination. A multiple linear regression was used to determine which independent variables best predicted parent attitudes. Findings indicated creativity and control scores were not significantly related to any of the independent variables, frustration and access to child were significantly related, play was significantly related to sex of parent and length of residence, and teaching/learning was significantly related to sex of parent and educational level. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, North Texas State University.