ERIC Number: EJ1019492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Relations between Parental Discipline, Empathy-Related Traits, and Prosocial Moral Reasoning: A Multicultural Examination
Shen, Yuh-Ling; Carlo, Gustavo; Knight, George P.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v33 n7 p994-1021 Oct 2013
The current study explored how parental inductions and punitiveness were related to the prosocial moral reasoning through perspective taking and sympathy. Data were collected from three ethnic groups: 106 European American, 202 Mexican American, and 196 Taiwanese fifth and sixth graders (approximately 50% girls). Using structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis, the results generally indicated that the relation between parental inductions and prosocial moral reasoning was partially mediated by perspective taking and sympathy, and that punitiveness had direct relations to prosocial moral reasoning. Furthermore, some ethnic group differences were found such that Taiwanese early adolescents reported less parental inductions and weaker effects of parental punitiveness than early adolescents from the United States. Discussion focuses on the socialization of prosocial moral reasoning across cultural groups.
Descriptors: Correlation, Empathy, Moral Values, Foreign Countries, Perspective Taking, Early Adolescents, Socialization, Structural Equation Models, Prosocial Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Whites, Mexican Americans, Cultural Pluralism, Parenting Styles, Discipline, Personality Traits, Cross Cultural Studies, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan