ERIC Number: EJ659867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Explanatory Emotion Talk in Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Families.
Cervantes, Christi A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v24 n2 p138-63 May 2002
Mother-child conversations during story-telling play were analyzed for patterns of emotion talk. Subjects were 48 Mexican immigrant and Mexican American mothers and their children aged 3-4. Contrary to previous findings, Mexican immigrant mothers used more explanations of emotions than labels. Mexican American mothers used both, equally. Results are discussed in relation to notions of family closeness, respect, and giving children nurturing advice. (Contains 64 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California