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Culture & Parenting: Independence vs. Interdependence FSHD 447A 2/19/09
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Objectives To examine the role of independence- interdependence in the cultural context of  parenting.  Examine independence-interdependence as a  multi-dimensional concept underlying cultural  similarities/differences in parenting goals and  values. Examine independence-interdependence as a  dimension underlying similarities/differences in  parenting styles and practices.
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“Parents have goals for their children that  include the types of values and qualities of  life they hope their children will have as  adults.” (Suizzo, 2007, p. 506) Parents’ cultural models include goals reflective of  independence and interdependence.  Parenting goals motivate daily childrearing and  socialization practices Parenting goals vary within and across cultures  Independence-Interdependence & Parenting Goals/Values
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Independence-Interdependence & Parenting Goals/Values
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Independence-Interdependence Suizzo’s (2007) research on long-term  parenting goals and values Goals and Values in Adulthood  Questionnaire (GVAQ) Studied 361 parents of children ages 0-6 yrs.  from 4 ethnic groups:  Chinese  American,  African American, Mexican American,  European American.
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GVAQ Dimensions of  Interdependence   Obedience to elders and conformity to social norms Relatedness:   Emphasis on family security Concern for welfare of others Independence-Interdependence & Parenting Goals/Values
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GVAQ Dimensions of  Independence   Power and Achievement:   Expectations of outward accomplishments and  success as well as social power Agency and Self-Direction:   qualities of self-esteem, self-fulfillment, and  determination Independence-Interdependence & Parenting Goals/Values
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 447 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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