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ERIC Number: EJ1021214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Mothers' Socialization Goals, Mothers' Emotion Socialization Behaviors, Child Emotion Regulation, and Child Socioemotional Functioning in Urban India
Raval, Vaishali V.; Raval, Pratiksha H.; Deo, Neeraj
Journal of Early Adolescence, v34 n2 p229-250 Feb 2014
Studies examining the link between parental socialization and child functioning in varying cultural contexts are scarce. Focusing on early adolescents in suburban middle-class families in India, the present study examined interrelations among reports of mothers' socialization goals, socialization behaviors in response to child emotion, child emotion regulation, and child socioemotional functioning. One hundred and ten mothers and one of their children attending seventh grade at middle schools in Gujarat, India participated. Results indicated that suburban Indian mothers were more likely to endorse "relational" than "autonomous" socialization goals, and relational socialization goals were related to mothers' reported explanation-oriented socialization behaviors in response to their children's anger or sadness. Children's self-reported regulation of anger and sadness mediated the negative relation between reports of mothers' explanation-oriented supportive behaviors and child behavior problems. Moreover, children's self-reported dysregulation partially mediated the positive association between reports of mothers' nonsupportive behaviors and child behavior problems.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
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