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Parenting Styles and Practices of Latino Parents and Latino Fifth Graders’ Academic, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2014)
  • John J. Jabagchourian, San Jose State University
  • Nadia Sorkhabi, San Jose State University
  • Wendy Quach, San Jose State University
  • Amy Strage, San Jose State University
Abstract
A vast literature documents a host of advantages conferred upon middle class European American children whose parents employ an authoritative style of parenting, including enhanced academic achievement and positive behavioral outcomes. The literature is much less clear about the relationship between parental authority style and child outcomes in other cultural contexts. In this study, we examined the relations among authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles and practices and several academic and behavioral outcomes among fifth grade Latino/a students. We found significant positive relations between parental authoritativeness and grades, academic engagement, social competence, self-regulation, and perspective-taking as well as negative relations between authoritativeness and aggression. We found no relations between authoritarian or permissive parenting styles and child outcomes. We consider these findings in light of what other researchers have posited about collectivist parenting styles and practices.
Keywords
  • parenting styles,
  • practices,
  • academic outcomes,
  • behavioral outcomes,
  • middle-childhood
Publication Date
May, 2014
DOI
10.1177/0739986314523289
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
John J. Jabagchourian, Nadia Sorkhabi, Wendy Quach and Amy Strage. "Parenting Styles and Practices of Latino Parents and Latino Fifth Graders’ Academic, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes" Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Vol. 36 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 175 - 194 ISSN: 0739-9863
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_strage/25/