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27 - Adolescence Ethnic Differences in Parenting Styles...

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Adolescence 4/27/2010 Ethnic Differences in Parenting Styles Authoritative parenting is less common among ethnic minority parents than white parents Authoritarian parenting is more common among ethnic minority parents than white parents, but seems to have less of an adverse effect on minority children Possible misinterpretation of minority parenting—responsiveness may look different in different cultures Authoritative parenting is associated with best outcomes for all adolescents Parenting Styles Parenting that does not fit the parenting styles model: o Parenting with psychological control o Abusive parenting Misconduct before age 10 is linked to abusive parenting Demographic Aspects of the American Family Divorce o 45% of US marriages end in divorce, half of these involve children o 2/3 of divorced parents remarry, half of these marriages end in divorce Single parenthood Remarriage Maternal Employment Poverty Short-term effects of divorce (less than 2 years after divorce) 1. There is an effect, but the effect size is small Kids with divorced parents slightly more likely to have:
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