Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Early Child Development and Care

Source ISSN

0300-4430

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the cross-cultural effectiveness of a psychoeducational program with 82 Mexican and 63 American mothers with very young children. The 10-hour program was presented by trained facilitators in Mexico and the United States to small groups of mothers. Results showed that the both groups of mothers significantly increased their expectations and use of nurturing strategies and reduced their use of verbal and corporal punishment with their young children following the program. In addition, the reported frequency of child behavior problems decreased significantly at post-test. The similar results obtained across cultures were explained based on research finding similar parenting practices with young children between Mexican and American parents.

Comments

Accepted version. Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 163, No. 1 (2000): 115-124. DOI. © Taylor & Francis 2000. Used with permission.

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