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Maria RadulescuFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

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Open Access

Abstract

The present research identifies links between immigrant parents’ acculturative stress, parenting style, and their preschooler’s self-regulation and assertiveness. Data were collected through interviews from a sample of first- and second-generation immigrant parents from low-income backgrounds, along with reports completed by their children’s preschool teachers. Bivariate correlation analyses were conducted. Results indicated that parents feeling pressure against acculturation was negatively correlated with children’s self-regulation and assertiveness. Additionally, parents feeling pressure for and against acculturation was negatively linked with warm and supportive parenting, while warm and supportive parenting was positively associated with children’s assertiveness.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Christine Li-Grining, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Zahra Naqi, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

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Immigrant Parents’ Acculturative Stress, Parenting Practices, and their Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation and Assertiveness

The present research identifies links between immigrant parents’ acculturative stress, parenting style, and their preschooler’s self-regulation and assertiveness. Data were collected through interviews from a sample of first- and second-generation immigrant parents from low-income backgrounds, along with reports completed by their children’s preschool teachers. Bivariate correlation analyses were conducted. Results indicated that parents feeling pressure against acculturation was negatively correlated with children’s self-regulation and assertiveness. Additionally, parents feeling pressure for and against acculturation was negatively linked with warm and supportive parenting, while warm and supportive parenting was positively associated with children’s assertiveness.