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Korean parents' disciplinary practices and socioeconomic status : an investigation based on disciplinary domains and language functions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jungyeon Kim (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Jonathan R. H. Tudge

Abstract: "The purpose of the study was to examine the culture-specific parenting processes in terms of socioeconomic status using Bronfenbrenner's PPCT model. Kohn's theory of parental values and Bernstein's sociolinguistic theory were applied to deepen the understanding of proximal processes in Korean parenting. Ten mothers of young children were selected from middle and working classes in Korea. Questionnaire and videotaped data were collected. For the survey of parental beliefs, data from 63 mothers were used. Filming was conducted for 2 hours in naturally occurring situations. Korean mothers' parental values and verbal disciplinary practices varied as a function of a social class. Middle-class mothers valued talking more and talked more than did working-class mothers. Mothers' preferences for disciplinary domains differed by the social class, supporting Kohn's thesis. Working-class mothers valued strictness in parenting and used stricter language functions than did middle-class mothers, which is consistent with Bernstein's sociolinguistic approach toward parenting."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
culture-specific parenting, socieconomic status, Bronfenbrenner's PPCT model, Korean, parental values, Bernstein's sociolinguistic theory, discipline
Subjects
Mother and child--Korea
Discipline of children--Korea
Parenting--Social aspects--Korea
Mothers--Korea--Attitudes