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ERIC Number: EJ891616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Parenting across Cultural Contexts in the USA: Assessing Parenting Behaviour in an Ethnically and Socioeconomically Diverse Sample
Weis, Robert; Toolis, Erin E.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n7 p849-867 Aug 2010
This study examined the factorial validity of the Parent Behavior Inventory (PBI), a brief measure of parenting behaviour, in a diverse sample of mothers and compared differences in parenting as a function of ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed on data generated by mothers of young children (N = 1705). Analyses indicated a tripartite structure with dimensions reflecting Warmth, Control and Hostility, respectively. Scores differed as a function of ethnicity and SES: European American and high-SES mothers reported greatest Warmth whereas African American and high-SES mothers reported greatest Control. A significant ethnicity X SES interaction was found for Hostility: Low-SES African American and high-SES Latina mothers reported the most hostile-coercive behaviours. Hostility among Latina mothers was associated with employment outside the home. Results support the factorial validity of the PBI with diverse populations and offer normative data for ideographic assessment of parenting behaviour across sociocultural contexts. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Texas; Wisconsin