This vital volume advances understanding of how parenting from childhood to adolescence changes or remains the same in a variety of sociodemographic, psychological, and cultural contexts, providing a truly global understanding of parenting across cultures.
Through the Parenting Across Cultures project, the editors unveil findings from this hugely important comparative longitudinal study of parents and children in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The volume offers insight into trajectories of parenting, exploring parents’ warmth, control, rules setting, and knowledge of children’s activities and whereabouts. Each chapter is authored by a contributor native to the country examined, guaranteeing an authentic emic perspective, and together the chapters provide a broader sample that is more generalizable to a wider range of the world’s population than is typical in most parenting research.
Parenting Across Cultures From Childhood to Adolescence is essential reading for researchers and students of parenting, psychology, human development, family studies, sociology, and cultural anthropology, as well as professionals working with families.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Change over Time in Four Domains of Parenting in Diverse International Contexts: Theoretical and Methodological Introduction
Jennifer E. Lansford, W. Andrew Rothenberg, and Marc H. Bornstein
Chapter 2: Four Domains of Parenting in China
Qian Long, W. Andrew Rothenberg, Qin Liu, and Lei Chang
Chapter 3: Four Domains of Parenting in Colombia
Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, W. Andrew Rothenberg, Laura Di Giunta, and Carolina Lunetti
Chapter 4: Four Domains of Parenting in Italy
Dario Bacchini, Concetta Pastorelli, Eriona Thartori, Laura Di Giunta, Maria Concetta Miranda, and W. Andrew Rothenberg
Chapter 5: Four Domains of Parenting in Jordan
Suha M. Al-Hassan and W. Andrew Rothenberg
Chapter 6: Four Domains of Parenting in Kenya
Paul Oburu and W. Andrew Rothenberg
Chapter 7: Four Domains of Parenting in the Philippines
Liane Peña Alampay and W. Andrew Rothenberg
Chapter 8: Four Domains of Parenting in Sweden
Emma Sorbring, Sevtap Gurdal, and W. Andrew Rothenberg
Chapter 9: Four Domains of Parenting in Thailand
Saengduean Yotanyamaneewong, W. Andrew Rothenberg, and Sombat Tapanya
Chapter 10: Four Domains of Parenting in Three Ethnic Groups in the United States
W. Andrew Rothenberg, Susannah Zietz, Jennifer E. Lansford, Marc H. Bornstein, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Kenneth A. Dodge, Patrick S. Malone, Ann T. Skinner, and Laurence Steinberg
Chapter 11: Change over Time in Four Domains of Parenting in Diverse International Contexts: Specificity and Universality, Country and Culture, Determinants, Strengths and Limitations, Future Directions and Implications
Marc H. Bornstein, W. Andrew Rothenberg, and Jennifer E. Lansford
About the Authors
Jennifer E. Lansford is a research professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, USA. Lansford leads an international study of parenting and child development in nine countries, currently in its twelfth annual year of data collection and the basis of this volume.
W. Andrew Rothenberg is a research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, USA. He is the author or co-author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters.
Marc H. Bornstein holds positions at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and UNICEF. He is President Emeritus of the Society for Research in Child Development, Editor Emeritus of Child Development, and founding Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice. Bornstein has edited several books, including the five-volume Handbook of Parenting for Routledge.