ERIC Number: EJ1027539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Cultural Socialization and Ethnic Pride among Mexican-Origin Adolescents during the Transition to Middle School
Hernández, Maciel M.; Conger, Rand D.; Robins, Richard W.; Bacher, Kelly Beaumont; Widaman, Keith F.
Child Development, v85 n2 p695-708 Mar-Apr 2014
The relation between cultural socialization and ethnic pride during the transition to middle school was examined for 674 fifth-grade students (50% boys; M[subscript age] = 10.4 years) of Mexican origin. The theoretical model guiding the study proposes that parent-child relationship quality is a resource in the transmission of cultural values from parent to child and that parental warmth promotes the child's positive response to cultural socialization. Results showed that mother and father cultural socialization predicted youth ethnic pride and that this relation was stronger when parents were high in warmth. The findings highlight the positive role parent cultural socialization may play in the development of adolescent ethnic pride. Furthermore, findings reveal the role of parent-child relationship quality in this process.
Descriptors: Socialization, Ethnicity, Mexican Americans, Social Values, Cultural Influences, Parent Child Relationship, Grade 5, Middle Schools, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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