Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

by Stephan Wilson
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Taylor & Francis
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Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Explore the most fundamental human relationship—between parent and child

Western social science has long neglected to acknowledge that family relationships must always be examined from a culturally sensitive perspective. Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives fills this void by exploring in depth the most fundamental human relationship—between parent and child—in different societies around the world. International experts provide a comprehensive collection of original research and theory on how parental styles and the effects of culture are interconnected. Written from diverse perspectives, this unique resource reveals deep insight into these relationships by focusing on the individuals, the structure of the family, and societal and cultural influences.

Parental relations and cultural belief systems both play integral parts on how socialization and development occur in children. Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives presents several viewpoints, some comparing similarities and differences across societies or nations, others exploring relationships within a single culture. This probing global look at parent-youth relations provides sensitively nuanced information valuable for every professional or student in the social sciences. Detailed tables illustrate research data while thorough bibliographies offer opportunities for further study.

Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives explores:

  • parenting style and its effects on children in Chinese culture
  • parenting style in problem-solving situations in Hong Kong
  • cross-national perspectives on parental acceptance-rejection theory
  • multinational studies of interparental conflict, parenting, and adolescent functioning
  • the relationship between parenting behaviors and adolescent achievement in Chile and Ecuador
  • parent-adolescent relations and problem behaviors in Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States
  • cross-national analysis of family and school socialization and adolescent academic achievement
  • parent-child contact after divorce—from the child’s perspective
  • familial impacts on adolescent aggression and depression in Colombia
  • predicting Korean adolescents’ sexual behavior from individual and family factors
  • parenting in Mexican society
  • relations with parents and friends during adolescence and early adulthood
  • parent-child relationships in childhood and adulthood and their effect on the parent’s marriage
  • the effects of financial hardship, interparental conflict, and maternal parenting in Germany
  • and more original research studies!

Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives presents the freshest research available along with extensive bibliographies, providing essential reading for educators, advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in family studies, sociology, psychology, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789024824
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part IParenting Styles in Diverse Perspectives
Introduction: Parenting Styles in Diverse Perspectives3
Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parent-Youth Relations7
Parenting Style and Child Outcomes in Chinese and Immigrant Chinese Families-Current Findings and Cross-Cultural Considerations in Conceptualization and Research21
Parenting Style in Problem-Solving Situations: A Cultural Exploration Based on Structured Observational Methods in Hong Kong43
Ethnicity and Parenting Styles Among Singapore Families59
Cross-National Perspectives on Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory79
A Multi-National Study of Interparental Conflict, Parenting, and Adolescent Functioning: South Africa, Bangladesh, China, India, Bosnia, Germany, Palestine, Colombia, and the United States99
The Relationship Between Parenting Behaviors and Adolescent Achievement and Self-Efficacy in Chile and Ecuador129
Parent-Adolescent Relations and Problem Behaviors: Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States149
Part IIComplementary Approaches in Cross-Cultural Parent-Youth Research
Introduction: Complementary Approaches in Cross-Cultural Parent-Youth Research177
Family and School Socialization and Adolescent Academic Achievement: A Cross-National Dominance Analysis of Achievement Predictors183
Mexican Adolescents' Perceptions of Parental Behaviors and Authority as Predictors of Their Self-Esteem and Sense of Familism209
Parent-Child Contact After Divorce: The Need to Consider the Child's Perspective239
Familial Impacts on Adolescent Aggression and Depression in Colombia261
Chinese Adolescents' Decision-Making, Parent-Adolescent Communication and Relationships287
Predicting Korean Adolescents' Sexual Behavior: Individual, Relationship, Family, and Extra-Family Factors313
Willingness and Expectations: Intergenerational Differences in Attitudes Toward Filial Responsibility in China339
Part IIIMacro-Level Influences on Parent-Youth Relations
Introduction: Macro-Level Influences on Parent-Youth Relations365
Parenting in Mexican Society371
Relations with Parents and Friends During Adolescence and Early Adulthood395
Korean-American Mothers' Experiences in Facilitating Academic Success for Their Adolescents417
Sex Differences and Conjugal Interdependence on Parenthood Stress and Adjustment: A Dyadic Longitudinal Chinese Study439
Parent-Child Relationships in Childhood and Adulthood and Their Effect on Marital Quality: A Comparison of Children Who Remained in Close Proximity to Their Parents and Those Who Moved Away459
Parental Separation and Adolescents' Felt Insecurity with Mothers: Effects of Financial Hardship, Interparental Conflict, and Maternal Parenting in East and West Germany479
From Patriarchy to Egalitarianism: Parenting Roles in Democratizing Poland and Kyrgyzstan511
Parent-Youth Relationships and the Self-Esteem of Chinese Adolescents: Collectivism versus Individualism537
Parental versus Government Guided Policies: A Comparison of Youth Outcomes in Cuba and the United States565
Persisting Issues in Cultural and Cross-Cultural Parent-Youth Relations593

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