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An Exploratory Study of Ethnic Differences in Parent Cultural Socialization Practices and Children’s Experiences of Peer Ethnic Victimization

  • Author / Creator
    Chakawa, Ayanda
  • Research suggests that visible ethnic minority parents engage in cultural socialization practices and that visible ethnic minority children experience peer ethnic victimization more often than ethnic majority Caucasian children. Limited research has assessed ethnic differences in the construct validity and psychometric properties of measures assessing parent cultural socialization practices and peer ethnic victimization. This study examines ethnic differences in the construct validity and psychometric properties (reliabilities, mean levels) of these measures and in the associations between these constructs. Participants included 439 kindergarten to third-grade children and 275 of their parents from diverse ethnic groups. The constructs showed adequate construct validity across the overall visible ethnic minority and ethnic majority Caucasian groups. However, reliability was low at some waves for some ethnic groups. Relative to other ethnic groups, Southeast/East and West/South Asian parents engaged in more frequent cultural socialization practices and Black/African Canadian children experienced higher levels of peer ethnic victimization.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3QW8C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Psychology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hoglund, Wendy (Department of Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Rinaldi, Christina (Department of Educational Psychology)
    • Nicoladis, Elena (Department of Psychology)
    • Galambos, Nancy (Department of Psychology)
    • Noels, Kim (Department of Psychology)