TITLE

BLACK, HISPANIC, AND WHITE AMERICAN MOTHERS OF ADOLESCENTS: CONSTRUCTION OF A NATIONAL STANDARD

AUTHOR(S)
Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Shirley K.; Yuh-Ling Shen; Beckert, Troy E.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Family Therapy: The Journal of the California Graduate School of;2007, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Black, Hispanic, and White American mothers (n = 739) and adolescents (n = 806) completed the Parent Success Indicator to rate maternal performance on subscales of Communication, Use of Time, Teaching, Frustration, Satisfaction, and Information Needs. A weighted method corresponding to ethnic proportions in the American population was applied to construct a national standard for comparative reference. In general, both generations perceived mother performance as favorable. Teaching received the highest rating followed by Satisfaction levels. Mothers felt that Information Needs were their greatest limitation while adolescents reported that their mothers were prone to frustration. The amount of time mothers and adolescents spent together was the most significant independent variable influencing parent performance. Other variables such as income and marital status had limited impact.
ACCESSION #
28324877

 

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