ERIC Number: EJ739011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Links between Parenting Styles, Parent-Child Academic Interaction, Parent-School Interaction, and Early Academic Skills and Social Behaviors in Young Children of English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants
Roopnarine, Jaipaul L.; Krishnakumar, Ambika; Metindogan, Aysegul; Evans, Melanie
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v21 n2 p238-252 2006
This study examined the influence of parenting styles, parent-child academic involvement at home, and parent-school contact on academic skills and social behaviors among kindergarten-age children of Caribbean immigrants. Seventy immigrant mothers and fathers participated in the study. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that fathers' authoritarian parenting style was negatively associated with and father-school contact was positively associated with receptive skills, vocabulary, and composite scores over and above that of mothers' contributions in these areas. Fathers' authoritative parenting style and father-child academic interaction at home were positively related to children's social behaviors. Mothers' authoritarian parenting style was negatively and mother-school contact was positively associated with children's social behaviors. Analyses indicated that fathers' parenting carried the weight of influence over mothers' parenting for facilitating both child academic skills and social behaviors. The roles of parenting styles, parent-academic activities, and parent-school contacts in early schooling are discussed.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Social Behavior, Kindergarten, Young Children, Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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