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ERIC Number: EJ1014477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Mothers' Socialization of Children's Emotion in India and the USA: A Cross- and within-Culture Comparison
Raval, Vaishali V.; Raval, Pratiksha H.; Salvina, Jennifer M.; Wilson, Stephanie L.; Writer, Sharon
Social Development, v22 n3 p467-484 Aug 2013
Parent responses to children's emotions vary within and across cultures. The present study compared mothers' reports of their emotional and behavioral responses in hypothetical situations depicting their children experiencing anger, sadness, or physical pain in two communities in India (traditional old city, "N" = 60; suburban middle class, "N" = 60), with a suburban middle-class group in the USA ("N" = 60). Results showed that mothers in both groups in India reported more explanation-oriented problem-focused responses to their children's emotions than US mothers. US mothers reported the most solution-oriented problem-focused responses, followed by suburban Indian mothers, followed by old-city mothers. US mothers reported behaviorally-oriented punitive responses (i.e., time out, removal of privileges) towards child anger more than the other groups. Suburban Indian mothers reported briefly not talking to the child in response to child anger more than the other groups whereas old-city Indian mothers reported scolding/spanking more than the other groups. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 4; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; Ohio
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