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ERIC Number: EJ1019592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Mothers' Beliefs about Children's Learning in Hong Kong and the United States: Implications for Mothers' Child-Based Worth
Ng, Florrie Fei-Yin; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Lam, Shui-fong
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n5 p387-394 Sep 2013
Chinese and American mothers' beliefs about children's learning and parents' role in it were examined using notions salient in Chinese culture. Mothers from Hong Kong ("n" = 66) and the United States ("n" = 69) indicated their endorsement of the ideas that children's learning reflects children's morality, and parents' support of children's learning reflects parents' love and duty. Mothers also reported on the extent to which their worth is based on children's performance. Chinese (vs. American) mothers believed more that children's learning reflects morality and parents' support of children's learning reflects love; these differences accounted for their feelings of worth being more dependent on children's performance. Chinese (vs. American) mothers believed less that parents' support is a duty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong