1st Edition

Parent-Youth Relations Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    648 Pages
    by Routledge

    636 Pages
    by Routledge

    Explore the most fundamental human relationship—between parent and child

    Western social science has long neglected to acknowledge that family relationships must always be examined from a culturally sensitive perspective. Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives fills this void by exploring in depth the most fundamental human relationship—between parent and child—in different societies around the world. International experts provide a comprehensive collection of original research and theory on how parental styles and the effects of culture are interconnected. Written from diverse perspectives, this unique resource reveals deep insight into these relationships by focusing on the individuals, the structure of the family, and societal and cultural influences.

    Parental relations and cultural belief systems both play integral parts on how socialization and development occur in children. Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives presents several viewpoints, some comparing similarities and differences across societies or nations, others exploring relationships within a single culture. This probing global look at parent-youth relations provides sensitively nuanced information valuable for every professional or student in the social sciences. Detailed tables illustrate research data while thorough bibliographies offer opportunities for further study.

    Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives explores:

    • parenting style and its effects on children in Chinese culture
    • parenting style in problem-solving situations in Hong Kong
    • cross-national perspectives on parental acceptance-rejection theory
    • multinational studies of interparental conflict, parenting, and adolescent functioning
    • the relationship between parenting behaviors and adolescent achievement in Chile and Ecuador
    • parent-adolescent relations and problem behaviors in Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States
    • cross-national analysis of family and school socialization and adolescent academic achievement
    • parent-child contact after divorce—from the child’s perspective
    • familial impacts on adolescent aggression and depression in Colombia
    • predicting Korean adolescents’ sexual behavior from individual and family factors
    • parenting in Mexican society
    • relations with parents and friends during adolescence and early adulthood
    • parent-child relationships in childhood and adulthood and their effect on the parent’s marriage
    • the effects of financial hardship, interparental conflict, and maternal parenting in Germany
    • and more original research studies!

    Parent-Youth Relations: Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives presents the freshest research available along with extensive bibliographies, providing essential reading for educators, advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in family studies, sociology, psychology, and anthropology.

    Part PARENTING STYLES IN DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES; Chapter 1 Introduction: Parenting Styles in Diverse Perspectives, Gary W. Peterson, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Stephan M. Wilson; Chapter 2 Cultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parent-Youth Relations, Gary W. Peterson, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Stephan M. Wilson; Chapter 3 Parenting Style and Child Outcomes in Chinese and Immigrant Chinese Families– Current Findings and Cross-Cultural Considerations in Conceptualization and Research, Soh-Leong Lim, Ben K. Lim; Chapter 4 Parenting Style in Problem-Solving Situations: A Cultural Exploration Based on Structured Observational Methods in Hong Kong, Vicky C. W. Tam, Rebecca S. Y. Lam; Chapter 5 Ethnicity and Parenting Styles Among Singapore Families, Stella R. Quah; Chapter 6 Cross-National Perspectives on Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory, Ronald P. Rohner, Abdul Khaleque, David E. Cournoyer; Chapter 7 A Multi-National Study of Interparental Conflict, Parenting,and Adolescent Functioning:South Africa, Bangladesh, China, India,Bosnia, Germany, Palestine, Colombia,and the United States, Kay Bradford, Brian K. Barber, Joseph A. Olsen, Suzanne L. Maughan, Lance D. Erickson, Deborah Ward, Heidi E. Stolz; Chapter 8 The Relationship Between Parenting Behaviors and Adolescent Achievement and Self-Efficacy in Chile and Ecuador, Bron Ingoldsby, Paul Schvaneveldt, Andrew Supple, Kevin Bush; Chapter 9 Parent-Adolescent Relations and Problem Behaviors: Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States, Alexander T. Vazsonyi; Part 1 COMPLEMENTARY APPROACHES IN CROSS-CULTURAL PARENT-YOUTH RESEARCH; Chapter 10 Introduction: Complementary Approaches in Cross-Cultural Parent-Youth Research, Gary W. Peterson, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Stephan M. Wilson; Chapter 11 Family and School Socialization and Adolescent Academic Achievement: A Cross-National Dominance Analysis of Achievement Predictors, Heidi E. Stolz, Brian K. Barber, Joseph A. Olsen, Lance D. Erickson, Kay P. Bradford, Suzanne L. Maughan, Deborah Ward; Chapter 12 Mexican Adolescents' Perceptions of Parental Behaviors and Authority as Predictors of Their Self-Esteem and Sense of Familism, Kevin Ray Bush, Andrew J. Supple, Sheryl Beaty Lash; Chapter 13 Parent-Child Contact After Divorce: The Need to Consider the Child's Perspective, Karl-Franz Kaltenborn; Chapter 14 Familial Impacts on Adolescent Aggression and Depression in Colombia, Christine L. McClellan, Tim B. Heaton, Renata Forste, Brian K. Barber; Chapter 15 Chinese Adolescents' Decision-Making, Parent-Adolescent Communication and Relationships, Yan R. Xia, Xiaolin Xie, Zhi Zhou, John DeFrain, William H. Meredith, Raedene Combs; Chapter 16 Predicting Korean Adolescents' Sexual Behavior: Individual, Relationship, Family, and Extra-Family Factors, Gyung Ja Yoon; Chapter 17 Willingness and Expectations: Intergenerational Differences in Attitudes Toward Filial Responsibility in China, Heying Jenny Zhan; Part 3 MACRO-LEVEL INFLUENCES ON PARENT-YOUTH RELATIONS; Chapter 18 Introduction: Macro-Level Influences on Parent-Youth Relations, Gary W. Peterson, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Stephan M. Wilson; Chapter 19 Parenting in Mexican Society, Rosario Esteinou; Chapter 20 Relations with Parents and Friends During Adolescence and Early Adulthood, Peter Noack, Heike M. Buhl; Chapter 21 Korean-American Mothers' Experiences in Facilitating Academic Success for Their Adolescents, Sungeun Yang, Kathryn D. Rettig; Chapter 22 Sex Differences and Conjugal Interdependence on Parenthood Stress and Adjustment: A Dyadic Longitudinal Chinese Study, Luo Lu; Chapter 23 Parent-Child Relationships in Childhood and Adulthood and Their Effect on Marital Quality: A Comparison of Children Who Remained in Close Proximity to Their Parents and Those Who Moved Away, Yoav Lavee, Ruth Katz, Tali Ben-Dror; Chapter 24 Parental Separation and Adolescents' Felt Insecurity with Mothers: Effects of Financial Hardship, Interparental Conflict, and Maternal Parenting in East and West Germany, Sabine Walper, Joachim Kruse, Peter Noack, Beate Schwarz; Chapter 25 From Patriarchy to Egalitarianism: Parenting Roles in Democratizing Poland and Kyrgyzstan, Barbara Wejnert, Almagul Djumabaeva; Chapter 26 Parent-Youth Relationships and the Self-Esteem of Chinese Adolescents: Collectivism versus Individualism, Gary W. Peterson, Jose A. Cobas, Kevin R. Bush, Andrew Supple, Stephan M. Wilson; Chapter 27 Parental versus Government Guided Policies: A Comparison of Youth Outcomes in Cuba and the United States, Suzanne K. Steinmetz; Chapter 28 Persisting Issues in Cultural and Cross-Cultural Parent-Youth Relations, Gary W. Peterson, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Stephan M. Wilson;


    Gary W. Peterson, PhD, is Head and Professor of Family Studies and Social Work, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Suzanne K. Steinmetz, PhD, MSW, DAPA, is Professor and former