Child rearing beliefs held by Hispanic mothers: clinical and theoretical implications

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2010-05

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This study investigated the cross-cultural and intracultural diversity of Anglo-American and Mexican-American individual’s beliefs regarding nine child rearing variables. Eleven Mexican-American and ten Anglo-American students at the University of Texas at Austin completed a questionnaire. Results indicated that when compared to Anglo-American participants, Mexican-American participants provided more collectivistic-oriented answers for two of the nine child rearing variables. Furthermore, Mexican-American participants were more likely than their parents to hold more individualistic-oriented values for three of nine child rearing variables. Clinical implications of the findings are discussed.

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