Ethnic differences in parenting children in fearful situations Article

Reyes, MB, Routh, DK, Jean-gilles, MM et al. (1991). Ethnic differences in parenting children in fearful situations . 16(6), 717-726. 10.1093/jpepsy/16.6.717

cited authors

  • Reyes, MB; Routh, DK; Jean-gilles, MM; Sanfilippo, MD; Fawcett, N

fiu authors

abstract

  • Administered Zabin and Melamed's (1980) Child Development Questionnaire in their native languages to 20 Haitian, 20 Hispanic, 20 black American, and 20 white American mothers in a public hospital setting to inquire how they dealt with their children in various fearful situations. The white Americans were significantly more likely than black Americans or Haitians to report use of modeling and reassurance, whereas Haitians were less likely than the other groups to report use of these methods. Conversely, the Haitians were more likely than some of the other groups to report use of force in these situations. There were no significant differences in the groups' reported use of positive reinforcement or in reinforcement of dependency once two culturally inappropriate items were removed. The reported differences, especially those involving Haitians, were interpreted as reflecting historical and cultural trends. © 1991 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

publication date

  • December 1, 1991

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 717

end page

  • 726

volume

  • 16

issue

  • 6