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ERIC Number: EJ1087363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Mother-Child Communication Quality during Language Brokering: Validation of Four Measures of Brokering Interaction Goals
Guntzviller, Lisa M.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v38 n1 p94-116 Feb 2016
One hundred dyads of low-income, Spanish-speaking mothers and their bilingual children (age = 12-18; M = 14.12, SD = 1.89) who have language brokered for the mother (i.e., culturally or linguistically mediated between the mother and English speakers) were surveyed. Multiple goals theory posits that mothers and children who do not recognize and attend to instrumental, relational, and identity interaction goals during language brokering have lower communication quality and thus experience negative repercussions. Four instruments were developed and validated for situationally relevant brokering interaction goals (BIG) of children (BIG-C), mothers (BIG-M), child perception of mother goals (BIG-CM), and mother perception of child goals (BIG-MC). Each measure included a subset of goals (e.g., BIG-C included five goals: respect mother, respect English speaker, alter messages, act American, and act Latino/a). Mothers and children pursued multiple, conflicting goals, but inaccurately perceived each other's goals. These measures provide brokering communication quality assessments and identify potential mother-child misunderstandings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula
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