Perceived Maternal Parenting Styles, Cultural Values, and Prosocial Tendencies Among Mexican American Youth

Alexandra N. Davis, Gustavo Carlo, George P. Knight

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Abstract

The present study aimed to extend research on parenting and positive development of Latino youth. Participants were 207 Mexican American adolescents (M age = 10.9 years, SD = 0.83 years; 50% girls) who completed measures of their parents' supportive and firm parenting, their own endorsement of respect and traditional gender role values, and their tendency to engage in six forms of prosocial behaviors. Maternal nativity was also considered as an initial predictor of parenting, adolescents' cultural values, and adolescents' prosocial behaviors. Overall, the results demonstrated that maternal nativity was associated with traditional gender roles and specific forms of prosocial behaviors. Parenting dimensions were differentially associated with respect and traditional gender role values and prosocial behaviors. Cultural values, in turn, were associated with multiple forms of prosocial behaviors. Gender differences in the processes were also explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-252
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Volume176
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cultural values
  • parenting
  • prosocial behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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