Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships
Measurement and Development
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Although many researchers agree on a general definition of acculturation, the conceptualization and measurement of acculturation remain controversial. To address the issues, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sponsored a conference that brought together scholars who work to define and develop assessments of acculturation, and who study the impact of acculturation on families. The goals of the conference were to evaluate both the status of acculturation as a scientific construct and the roles of acculturation in parenting and human development. The goal of this volume is to advance the state-of-the-art.
Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships: Measurement and Development is a must-read for researchers, students, and policymakers concerned with cultural factors that affect the lives of parents and children.
Table of Contents
Contents: Series Foreword, Monographs in Parenting. Part I: Preview of Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships. M.H. Bornstein, L.R. Cote, Introduction to Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships. J.W. Berry, Acculturation: A Conceptual Overview. Part II: Measurement and Acculturation. J. Arends-T¢th, F.J.R. van de Vijver, Issues in the Conceptualization and Assessment of Acculturation. K.M. Chun, Conceptual and Measurement Issues in Family Acculturation Research. J.S. Phinney, Acculturation Is Not an Independent Variable: Approaches to Studying Acculturation as a Complex Process. D.L. Sam, Adaptation of Children and Adolescents With Immigrant Background: Acculturation or Development? D. Birman, Measurement of the "Acculturation Gap" in Immigrant Families and Implications for Parent-Child Relationships. Y-y. Hong, G.I. Roisman, J. Chen, A Model of Cultural Attachment: A New Approach for Studying Bicultural Experience. Part III: Development and Acculturation. M.H. Bornstein, L.R. Cote, Parenting Cognitions and Practices in the Acculturative Process. R.L. Harwood, X. Feng, Studying Acculturation Among Latinos in the United States. J.M. Farver, S. Eppe, D. Ballon, Acculturation and Family Characteristics That Facilitate Literacy Development Among Latino Children. R. Buriel, J.A. Love, T.L. De Ment, The Relation of Language Brokering to Depression and Parent-Child Bonding Among Latino Adolescents. R.K. Chao, The Prevalence and Consequences of Adolescents' Language Brokering for Their Immigrant Parents. B. Leyendecker, A. Sch”elmerich, B. Citlak, Similarities and Differences Between First- and Second-Generation Turkish Migrant Mothers in Germany: The Acculturation Gap. Part IV: Overview of Measurement and Development in Acculturation. C. Kagitcibasi, An Overview of Acculturation and Parent-Child Relationships.
Anyone who is interested in conducting research on acculturation or who is planning on working with families undergoing the acculturation process should read this book for its sound review of the current literature, its how-to guide in research design, and its practical implications for understanding the underlying dynamics of the acculturating family. - Francine Conway, PsycCritiques