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Raising American Citizens: Socialization Goals of Low-Income Immigrant Latino Mothers and Fathers of Young Children

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dc.contributor.author Aldoney, Daniela
dc.contributor.author Cabrera, Natasha
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-10T08:15:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-10T08:15:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Child and Family Studies December 2016, Volume 25, Issue 12, pp 3607–3618 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0510-x es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1177
dc.description.abstract Based on ecocultural theory, this study utilizes focus group interviews to explore the ways Latino immigrant mothers and fathers transmit the values and beliefs they wish their young children to internalize. Findings suggest that parents purposely “pick and choose” values they deem “Latino,” such as the importance of family and values they deem “American,” such as independence, to pass on to their children. Parents recognized three main barriers that might stand in their way of teaching their children to adapt to two cultural groups: balancing work and family, low self-esteem, and lack of good parental role models. However, they also pointed out two sources of strength that can help them overcome these barriers: optimism and motivation. This study provides a basis for generating hypotheses to be tested with larger datasets and informs the development of theory and culturally sensitive interventions and measures to evaluate Latino parenting. es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.subject Immigrant families es_CL
dc.subject Latino es_CL
dc.subject Biculturalism es_CL
dc.title Raising American Citizens: Socialization Goals of Low-Income Immigrant Latino Mothers and Fathers of Young Children es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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