A Cross Cultural Look at Parenting Beliefs about Child-Rearing and Talk to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Author / Creator
    Yorke, Aisha T
  • This study is an extension of research by Johnston and Wong (2002), who used a survey instrument to explore the cultural differences in parents’ beliefs about child-rearing and practices related to parent-child interaction in Chinese and Western mothers living in Canada. Their results showed differences between the two groups in the endorsement of certain child-rearing beliefs and practices. The present study explores differences in beliefs about child-rearing and talk to children in Chinese-Canadian and Euro-Canadian parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Fifteen Euro-Canadians’ and ten Chinese-Canadians’ survey responses were analysed to examine patterns in responses. Stepwise regression procedures revealed significant differences in the two groups’ child-rearing beliefs and practices. Findings suggest that professionals may need to consider the implications of these differences prior to offering language facilitation strategies to Chinese-Canadian families of children with ASD.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2016
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  • Degree
    Master of Education
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Specialization
    • School and Clinical Child Psychology
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Buck, George (Educational Psychology)
    • Smith, Veronica (Educational Psychology)
    • Hodgetts, Sandra (Occupational Therapy)