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ERIC Number: EJ1093546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Parental Beliefs on Children's Play: Comparison among Mainland Chinese, Chinese Immigrants in the USA, and European-Americans
Jiang, Shan; Han, Myae
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n3 p341-352 2016
The current study surveyed parental play beliefs among the three groups of parents: the mainland Chinese, Chinese immigrants in the USA, and European-Americans. Limited comparison studies on parental play beliefs were previously reported for these three populations in the literature. Two measures, the Chinese child-rearing ideology and parental play beliefs scale, were used in this study. Responses from 144 responses were collected. The mainland Chinese parents reported similar scores both in the Chinese child-rearing ideology and in play beliefs as to the European-American parents. Surprisingly, the Chinese immigrant parents reported the highest scores in the Chinese child-rearing ideology and the lowest scores in the parental play beliefs among the three groups. This indicated that the surveyed Chinese immigrant parents held more traditional Chinese child-rearing ideology and were less positive towards children's play.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Guangzhou)