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ERIC Number: EJ851256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Parenting and Preschool Child Development: Examination of Three Low-Income U.S. Cultural Groups
Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne; Bradley, Robert H.; McKelvey, Lorraine
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n1 p48-60 Feb 2009
We examined the impact of parenting behaviors on preschool children's social development in low-income families from three cultural groups: European American (n = 286), African American (n = 399), and Hispanic American (n = 164) using Spanish as the primary language in the home. Observed parenting behaviors of stimulation, responsivity, and acceptance of the child in European American and African American families showed positive impacts on children's social development with notable exceptions discussed. Corporal punishment had a negative impact on children's social development. With the exception of corporal punishment, none of the parenting behaviors predicted social development outcomes for Hispanic children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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