Journal or Book Title
Applied Developmental Science
This study will address the initial question: Are there ethnic differences in parenting that remain when contextual variables are controlled and are related to culture, focusing on two samples of rural African American families. This study is part of a series of coordinated studies presented in this special issue (Le et al., 2008). Specific attention was given to ascertaining whether these differences were explained by contextual factors, such as socioeconomic factors (i.e., parents' educational level, homeownership, family structure, and number of children in the household). Finally, this study examined whether any differences in parenting (warmth, monitoring, communication) were attributed to cultural factors, after controlling for the contributions of contextual factors. Results indicate that parental education, family size, negative life events, racial discrimination, neighborhood characteristics, and religiosity were significantly associated with various domains of parenting among rural African Americans.
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McBride Murry, Velma; Brody, Gene H.; Simons, Ronald L.; Cutrona, Carolyn E.; and Gibbons, Frederick X., "Disentangling Ethnicity and Context as Predictors of Parenting Within Rural African American Families" (2008). Psychology Publications. 108.