A Model of Maternal and Paternal Ethnic Socialization of Mexican-American Adolescents’ Self-Views

George P. Knight, Gustavo Carlo, Cara Streit, Rebecca M.B. White

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Abstract

Data from a sample of 462 Mexican-American adolescents (M = 10.4 years, SD =.55; 48.1% girls), mothers, and fathers were used to test an ethnic socialization model of ethnic identity and self-efficacy that also considered mainstream parenting styles (e.g., authoritative parenting). Findings supported the ethnic socialization model: parents’ endorsement of Mexican-American values were associated with ethnic socialization at fifth grade and seventh grade; maternal ethnic socialization at fifth grade and paternal ethnic socialization at seventh grade were associated with adolescents’ ethnic identity exploration at 10th grade and, in turn, self-efficacy at 12th grade. The findings support ethnic socialization conceptions of how self-views of ethnicity develop from childhood across adolescence in Mexican-American children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1885-1896
Number of pages12
JournalChild development
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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