Cultural Socialization Attitudes and Behaviors

Examining Mothers' Centrality, Discrimination Experiences, and Children's Effortful Control as Moderators

Chelsea L. Derlan, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Laudan B. Jahromi, Kimberly Updegraff

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objectives: The current study examined whether mothers' cultural socialization attitudes predicted cultural socialization behaviors. In addition, we tested whether this association was moderated by children's effortful control, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality, and mothers' experiences of ethnic discrimination. Method: Mexican-origin young mothers (N = 181; Mage = 20.97 years) completed the Cultural Socialization Attitudes Measure, a revised version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity, the Child Behavior Questionnaire-Very Short Form, and the Perceived Discrimination Scale during an interview and then completed the Cultural Socialization Behaviors Measure a year later. Results: Findings indicated that mothers' cultural socialization attitudes when their children were 4 years of age positively predicted their cultural socialization behaviors 1 year later. Furthermore, experiencing higher ethnic discrimination strengthened the association between mothers' cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors. In addition, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality and children's effortful control were positively associated with mothers' cultural socialization behaviors. Conclusions: These findings contribute to the literature by underscoring the role of individual characteristics and context in cultural socialization efforts with young children over time. (PsycINFO Database Record

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 4 2017

Fingerprint

Socialization
moderator
socialization
discrimination
Mothers
experience
Child Behavior
Interviews
Equipment and Supplies
questionnaire

Keywords

  • Cultural-ethnic-racial socialization
  • Discrimination
  • Effortful control
  • Ethnic-racial centrality
  • Mexican-Mexican-origin-Latino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

@article{6ad195b2f61e498e97c1f1dea14f12b5,
title = "Cultural Socialization Attitudes and Behaviors: Examining Mothers' Centrality, Discrimination Experiences, and Children's Effortful Control as Moderators",
abstract = "Objectives: The current study examined whether mothers' cultural socialization attitudes predicted cultural socialization behaviors. In addition, we tested whether this association was moderated by children's effortful control, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality, and mothers' experiences of ethnic discrimination. Method: Mexican-origin young mothers (N = 181; Mage = 20.97 years) completed the Cultural Socialization Attitudes Measure, a revised version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity, the Child Behavior Questionnaire-Very Short Form, and the Perceived Discrimination Scale during an interview and then completed the Cultural Socialization Behaviors Measure a year later. Results: Findings indicated that mothers' cultural socialization attitudes when their children were 4 years of age positively predicted their cultural socialization behaviors 1 year later. Furthermore, experiencing higher ethnic discrimination strengthened the association between mothers' cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors. In addition, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality and children's effortful control were positively associated with mothers' cultural socialization behaviors. Conclusions: These findings contribute to the literature by underscoring the role of individual characteristics and context in cultural socialization efforts with young children over time. (PsycINFO Database Record",
keywords = "Cultural-ethnic-racial socialization, Discrimination, Effortful control, Ethnic-racial centrality, Mexican-Mexican-origin-Latino",
author = "Derlan, {Chelsea L.} and Uma{\~n}a-Taylor, {Adriana J.} and Jahromi, {Laudan B.} and Kimberly Updegraff",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "4",
doi = "10.1037/cdp0000176",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology",
issn = "1099-9809",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cultural Socialization Attitudes and Behaviors

T2 - Examining Mothers' Centrality, Discrimination Experiences, and Children's Effortful Control as Moderators

AU - Derlan, Chelsea L.

AU - Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.

AU - Jahromi, Laudan B.

AU - Updegraff, Kimberly

PY - 2017/9/4

Y1 - 2017/9/4

N2 - Objectives: The current study examined whether mothers' cultural socialization attitudes predicted cultural socialization behaviors. In addition, we tested whether this association was moderated by children's effortful control, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality, and mothers' experiences of ethnic discrimination. Method: Mexican-origin young mothers (N = 181; Mage = 20.97 years) completed the Cultural Socialization Attitudes Measure, a revised version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity, the Child Behavior Questionnaire-Very Short Form, and the Perceived Discrimination Scale during an interview and then completed the Cultural Socialization Behaviors Measure a year later. Results: Findings indicated that mothers' cultural socialization attitudes when their children were 4 years of age positively predicted their cultural socialization behaviors 1 year later. Furthermore, experiencing higher ethnic discrimination strengthened the association between mothers' cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors. In addition, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality and children's effortful control were positively associated with mothers' cultural socialization behaviors. Conclusions: These findings contribute to the literature by underscoring the role of individual characteristics and context in cultural socialization efforts with young children over time. (PsycINFO Database Record

AB - Objectives: The current study examined whether mothers' cultural socialization attitudes predicted cultural socialization behaviors. In addition, we tested whether this association was moderated by children's effortful control, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality, and mothers' experiences of ethnic discrimination. Method: Mexican-origin young mothers (N = 181; Mage = 20.97 years) completed the Cultural Socialization Attitudes Measure, a revised version of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity, the Child Behavior Questionnaire-Very Short Form, and the Perceived Discrimination Scale during an interview and then completed the Cultural Socialization Behaviors Measure a year later. Results: Findings indicated that mothers' cultural socialization attitudes when their children were 4 years of age positively predicted their cultural socialization behaviors 1 year later. Furthermore, experiencing higher ethnic discrimination strengthened the association between mothers' cultural socialization attitudes and behaviors. In addition, mothers' ethnic-racial centrality and children's effortful control were positively associated with mothers' cultural socialization behaviors. Conclusions: These findings contribute to the literature by underscoring the role of individual characteristics and context in cultural socialization efforts with young children over time. (PsycINFO Database Record

KW - Cultural-ethnic-racial socialization

KW - Discrimination

KW - Effortful control

KW - Ethnic-racial centrality

KW - Mexican-Mexican-origin-Latino

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85028776622&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85028776622&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/cdp0000176

DO - 10.1037/cdp0000176

M3 - Article

JO - Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

JF - Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

SN - 1099-9809

ER -