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ERIC Number: ED403051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 12
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Socialization Attitudes and Practices of Korean Mothers of Young Children: The Influence of Context.
Rodd, Jillian
When parents have settled outside their country of origin, their child rearing practices may become a mixture of traditional practices, idealized practices from their country of origin, and practices common in the adopted society. This research study investigated similarities and differences in child rearing attitudes and practices of Korean mothers living in urban and rural environments in Korea and Korean mothers living in urban Australia. Subjects were 62 volunteer mothers with at least one child age 3 to 6. A structured interview and the Parent as Teacher Inventory were completed; results revealed that the three groups of mothers held many attitudes in common. These included a preference for authoritarian practices when dealing with some child behavior, as well as a desire to encourage independence and self-reliance. Mothers from Seoul (Korea), unlike those from Kangnam (Korea) and Melbourne (Australia), did not appear to understand or emphasize the importance of play, and they had a wider variety of concerns about their children. Mothers in Melbourne appeared to have developed an appreciation for watching their children develop, which may be related to Australian families' concern and interest in child development. These mothers' understanding and skill in the areas of control and teaching and learning do not appear to be as well-developed as those of the mothers living in Korea, however, perhaps because of isolation from the mothers' native culture and uncertainty regarding expectations about parent-child relationships in Australia. (Contains 14 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia