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ERIC Number: ED414095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 165
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The Role of Cultural Scripts on the Social Constructions of Two Vietnamese and Two Pilipino Children.
Bersola-Nguyen, Irene A.
This study used a social constructivist approach to examine parents' child rearing beliefs and practices and children's social interaction and social understanding in two Vietnamese and two Pilipino immigrant families. The parents were interviewed and observed at home. Four 5- to 8-year-olds were studied in various areas of social development, social interactions, self-help skills, and prosocial behavior. Extensive observations were conducted at home, school, and during after-school care as children interacted with parents, siblings, teachers, peers, grandparents, and the researcher. Children's teachers were interviewed at school. On the basis of extensive descriptions of parents' child rearing practices and children's social behavior, relationships between parents' cultural scripts and children's social constructions were established. Findings suggested that all parents communicated the value of independence to children. Simultaneously, they held traditional values that fostered interdependence. The children's social behavior reflected a strong tendency to associate with others. The three children who were exposed to cultural scripts that were inconsistent across settings showed difficulties in their peer interactions, suggesting that they did not have a clear understanding of their various roles in relation to others. The one child who was exposed to consistent cultural scripts across settings showed a clearer understanding of her diverse social roles and was collaborative and inclusive at all times and had no difficulties relating to peers. (Contains 55 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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