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ERIC Number: ED458996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 9
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Parenting Practices and Children's Participation in Planning.
Gauvain, Mary; Perez, Susan M.
This study examined the relation between parenting practices and children's participation in and deciding on their after-school activities, as well as in mother-child interactions during a laboratory task involving planning. Participants were 180 mothers and their 7-year-old children (101 European American and 79 Latino American). During a laboratory visit, mothers completed two questionnaires. One assessed their children's participation in decision making about formal and informal activities outside of school. The other assessed three dimensions of parenting: maturity demands, warmth, and control. During the same visit, mother and child participated in a problem-solving task that involved errand planning. Results indicated relationships between parenting practices and children's participation in and deciding on their after-school activities and in mother-child interaction, although the patterns differed somewhat in the two cultural groups. Findings suggest that these dimensions of parenting are linked to the opportunities children have to practice and develop complex cognitive skills such as planning, although cultural values appear to play a role in the activity domains in which these parenting practices are expressed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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