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Parenting Young Children: Comparison of a Psychoeducational Program in Mexico and the United States
Early Child Development and Care
  • Pedro R. Solís-Cámara, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Bonnie C. Nicholson, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
10 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Publisher
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to compare the cross-cultural effectiveness of a psychoeducational program with 82 Mexican and 63 American mothers with very young children. The 10-hour program was presented by trained facilitators in Mexico and the United States to small groups of mothers. Results showed that the both groups of mothers significantly increased their expectations and use of nurturing strategies and reduced their use of verbal and corporal punishment with their young children following the program. In addition, the reported frequency of child behavior problems decreased significantly at post-test. The similar results obtained across cultures were explained based on research finding similar parenting practices with young children between Mexican and American parents.
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Accepted version. Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 163, No. 1 (2000): 115-124. DOI. © Taylor & Francis 2000. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Pedro R. Solís-Cámara, Robert A. Fox and Bonnie C. Nicholson. "Parenting Young Children: Comparison of a Psychoeducational Program in Mexico and the United States" Early Child Development and Care (2000) ISSN: 0300-4430
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/42/