ERIC Number: EJ815789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Family Cohesion in the Lives of Mexican American and European American Parents
Behnke, Andrew O.; MacDermid, Shelley M.; Coltrane, Scott L.; Parke, Ross D.; Duffy, Sharon; Widaman, Keith F.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n4 p1045-1059 Nov 2008
This study investigated similarities and differences in relations between stress and parenting behaviors for 509 Mexican American and European American fathers and mothers in Southern California. Our model posited that family cohesion mediates the relation between stressors and parenting behavior, and we found that family cohesion strongly mediated most of the relations between stress and parenting behaviors. Important ethnic and gender differences were evident. In contrast with other groups, Mexican American fathers reported higher levels of family cohesion when faced with economic pressures. Implications for future research on stress and parenting are discussed.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Child Rearing, Gender Differences, Fathers, Whites, Comparative Analysis, Parenting Styles, Stress Variables, Family Relationship, Racial Differences, Economic Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California