Parenting Style Indicators Article Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Parenting Style Indicators
A literature review on social class and racial origin as predictors of parenting style.
# 118510 | 1,476 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 03, 2010 in Sociology (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper examines, through a literature review of four articles, how social class and racial origins have been brought up many times in the discussion of different parenting styles. The paper looks at how race is frequently blamed for differences in educational abilities and employment status and also for parenting styles, particularly in single-mother households.

From the Paper:

"Luster, et al, writing more than a decade before Lareau, were more interested in establishing the Kohn Hypothesis, which suggests that social class is related to difference in Values. Kohn considered that parents from different classes were liable to differ in what characteristics they wished to promote in their children. Luster et al attempted to rationalize this into "Social class - Parental values - childrearing beliefs - Parental behavior" (140). As with Lareau, the number studied was very small - about 65 mothers and infants. Unlike the former study, there was no equality of color, with 95% of the mothers being while. In addition, the majority of these mothers seemed to be conformist (83% married, and 60% were stay-at-home mothers). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families by Annette Lareau, which appeared in American Sociological Review, volume 67 (2002)
  • The Relation between Parental Values and Parenting Behavior: A Test of the Kohn Hypothesis by Tom Luster, Kelly Rhoades, and Bruce Haas, which appeared in Journal of Marriage and the Family Volume 51, (1989).
  • Child Rearing and Social Status by Martha C. Ericson from The American Journal of Sociology Volume 52, (1946); Social Class and Color Differences in Child Rearing by Allison Davis and Robert J. Havighurst from American Sociological Review;
  • Childrearing by Black Parents: A Description and Comparison to Anglo and Chicano Parents by Karen W. Bartz and Elaine S. Levine, from Journal of Marriage and the Family (1978)

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