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Being Bien Educado in the United States: Mexican mother's childrearing beliefs and practices in the context of immigration

Abstract This multiple case study examined Mexican mothers' beliefs on social and moral development in light of their adaptation to the United States. Super and Harkness' (1986, 2002) ecocultural framework and more specifically, the concept of the developmental niche, guided the analysis. Participants were five Mexican immigrant mothers living in the Phoenix metropolitan area with children between three and four years old. Using participant observation, mothers were shadowed during the day for a period of nine months and were interviewed four times. Additionally, a Q-sort activity on cultural values and a vignette activity were conducted. Evidence of continuity in the importance given to traditional beliefs such as being "bien educado&q... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Fuster Baraona, Delia Tamara (Author) / Arzubiaga, Angela (Advisor) / Tobin, Joseph (Committee member) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Educational psychology / acculturation / beliefs / Mexican families / parenting
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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