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Economic stress, parenting, and child adjustment in Mexican American and European American families.
To assess the impact of economic hardship on 111 European American and 167 Mexican American families and their 5th-grade children, a family stress model was evaluated and maternal acculturation was associated with both higher marital problems and lower hostile parenting. Expand
Socialization in the Family: Ethnic and Ecological Perspectives
This chapter reviews advances in our understanding of socialization of children in the family context. Both historical and contemporary perspectives on socialization are outlined. The chapter isExpand
Self-expressiveness within the family context: psychometric support for a new measure
The family appears to be an important setting for learning about emotions and how to express them within a social context. Because of the need for reliable and valid measures of emotionalExpand
Father Involvement
SUMMARY This paper assumes a developmental focus to provide a psychological perspective of father involvement. A key element of this objective is to recognize how difficult it is to define theExpand
Child Psychology: A Contemporary Viewpoint
Chapter 1 Child Development: Themes, Theories, and Methods Themes of Development Theoretical Perspectives on Development Developmental Themes and Theoretical Perspectives: An Overview ResearchExpand
Development in the family.
  • R. Parke
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 12 January 2004
In this chapter we review theoretical conceptual and empirical advances in family research and the implications for children's development. Three interdependent family subsystems are considered: theExpand
The role of family emotional expressiveness in the development of children's social competence
Social competence is important for obtaining and maintaining social and academic success, and for mental health and personal adjustment in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. ProblematicExpand
Family-peer connections: the roles of emotional expressiveness within the family and children's understanding of emotions.
Although children's understanding of emotions was generally not associated with family expressiveness, understanding predicted children's peer relations, which underscores the importance of the emotional climate of the family for the development of children's social relations with peers. Expand
Bridging the gap: parent-child play interaction and peer interactive competence.
Paternal physical play, engagement, and maternal verbal behavior were positively related to children's peer relations, especially for boys, andaternal directiveness was negatively related to popularity for boys and girls, while maternal directivity was positively linked with popularity for girls. Expand
Reciprocal negative affect in parent-child interactions and children's peer competency.
Fathers who typically responded to their children's negative affect displays with negative affect of their own had children who shared less, were more aggressive, and avoided others. Expand