Selected child rearing practices in low income negro families and white families

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Davia M. Veach (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether or not low income Negro and white families differed and the extent to which they differed in their methods of toilet training, sex and modesty training, restrictions and demands, and techniques of discipline. Personal interviews with 20 Negro mothers from two summer Head Start centers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and 20 white mothers from a low income housing development in Greensboro, North Carolina provided the data for this study. All mothers had at least one pre-school child between three and six years of age. The family income level of both groups was $3, 000 or less per year. A questionnaire was compiled by the investigator specifically for this study and was used as a guide for the interview. Each interview lasted from 20 to 35 minutes. Responses were then categorized, percentages were determined, and then compared.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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