An examination of cross-racial comparability of mother-child interaction among African American and Anglo American families

Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Robert Bradley, Todd D. Little, Robert Flynn Corwyn, Donna Spiker

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Abstract

This study examined the cross-racial comparability of maternal quality of assistance and supportive presence coded from a video protocol using data from the Infant Health and Development Program for low-birth-weight, premature 30-month-olds and their mothers. Evidence of equivalence of measures is necessary before comparisons can he made across groups. Multiple-group mean and covariance structures analysis was used to demonstrate the invariance of the measures and make comparisons for Anglo American and African American treatment and comparison groups of dyads. Comparisons across groups indicated similar variances and correlation between child and maternal behavior. Differences were found between the mean scores, with Anglo American treatment families scoring the highest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-778
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cross-cultural
  • Measurement comparability
  • Mother-child interaction

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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An examination of cross-racial comparability of mother-child interaction among African American and Anglo American families. / Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne; Bradley, Robert; Little, Todd D.; Corwyn, Robert Flynn; Spiker, Donna.

In: Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 63, No. 3, 08.2001, p. 767-778.

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Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne ; Bradley, Robert ; Little, Todd D. ; Corwyn, Robert Flynn ; Spiker, Donna. / An examination of cross-racial comparability of mother-child interaction among African American and Anglo American families. In: Journal of Marriage and Family. 2001 ; Vol. 63, No. 3. pp. 767-778.
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