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ERIC Number: ED388741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Racial Differences in Parental Discipline Practices.
Nweke, Winifred C.; And Others
The differences in discipline practices between African Americans and White Americans were studied. A survey was conducted of 130 introductory psychology students from 2 southwestern universities, 1 historically Black and the other predominantly White. A questionnaire elicited biographical data and information about discipline practices and beliefs of their parents. The chi-square test and analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. Results showed that parents of both White and African-American subjects would punish misbehavior that occurred outside the home, but that the place and time of punishment differed. Also it was found that, while 87.5% of the mothers were responsible for discipline in African-American families, only 51% of the mothers in White families had that responsibility. There were also significant main effects of educational level on the tendency to use reinforcement and of racial differences in parenting beliefs. (Contains 5 tables and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A