publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Parents' ethnic-racial socialization practices: A review of research and directions for future study.

James Rodriguez; Deborah J. Johnson; Howard C. Stevenson; Emilie Phillips Smith; Paul Spicer; Diane Hughes;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Developmental Psychology, volume 42, pages 747-770 (issn: 0012-1649, eissn: 1939-0599, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
Recently, there has been an emergence of literature on the mechanisms through which parents transmit information, values, and perspectives about ethnicity and race to their children, commonly referred to as racial or ethnic socialization. This literature has sought to document the nature of such socialization, its antecedents in parents' and children's characteristics and experiences, and its consequences for children's well-being and development. In this article, the authors integrate and synthesize what is known about racial and ethnic socialization on the basis of current empirical research, examining studies concerning its nature and frequency; its child, pa...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Socialization, Parenting styles, Well-being, Psychology, Academic achievement, Ethnic group, Ethnic identity development, Social psychology, Social identity theory
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