Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development

Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships

Editors: Russell, Stephen T, Crockett, Lisa J., Chao, Ruth K. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the growing interest in Asian American family lives and adolescent development
  • Presents distinct methods of study for understanding the cultural distinctiveness of Asian American parent-adolescent relationships
  • Provides empirical data comparing the experiences of subgroups of Asian Americans, including Chinese and Filipino Americans
  • Compares the interaction and development of Asian American and European American families
  • Offers perspectives across multiple disciplines
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About this book

The growing presence of non-European cultures in America brings new challenges to as well as opportunities for parenting research. Whereas particular constructs of parent-child relationships were once considered universal, we now recognize distinct cultural variations. This is especially true in the case of Asian Americans, a population encompassing many diverse ethnicities.

Informed by a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies including detailed surveys of teenagers and their parents, Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships focuses on Chinese and Filipino Americans—large populations with markedly different histories and cultural influences—giving readers a new lens into the nature and meaning of cultural differences in parenting. Synthesizing data on adolescent autonomy and dependence, parental support and control (both crucial to adolescents’ wellbeing), and the rarely-explored concept of parental sacrifice, this ambitious volume:

  • Compares the parental belief systems of European Americans and immigrant Chinese and their influence on parenting styles.
  • Discusses the role of measurement equivalence in understanding Asian American parenting practices.
  • Examines sacrifice as a central concept in Asian American parenting and in immigrant parenting in general.
  • Analyzes how Asian American teenagers understand the support and control provided by their parents.
  • Explores the dynamics of parent and child gender in Asian American parenting.
  • Places these findings in the context of previous parenting research and identifies new directions for the field.

Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships is a uniquely informative reference for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students across multiple disciplines, including developmental, clinical child, and school psychology, sociology, and anthropology as well as ethnic and women’s studies.

 

"A much needed and extremely thoughtful contribution to the scholarship on Asian American families. The authors rely on a variety of research methods to reveal patterns that challenge stereotypes and urge us to move beyond pan ethnic categories and explore the rich diversity among Asian Americans. This book is an exemplary study of culture and parenting."

Niobe Way, President, Society for Research on Adolescence /

Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University

About the authors

Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D., is Professor and Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair in Family and Consumer Sciences, Director, Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. He completed his doctorate in sociology at Duke University in 1994 and postdoctoral training in Life Course Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997. His research focuses on adolescent sexual orientation and identity, parent-adolescent relationships, ethnicity, and culture.

Lisa J. Crockett, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1986. Her research focuses on adolescent development and well-being with an emphasis on the role of ethnicity.

Ruth Chao, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Chao was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Families Studies at Syracuse University. Her research interests include sociocultural perspectives of parenting and the family focusing on Asian immigrants. She recently completed a five-year, longitudinal study, funded by the National Institute of Health, examining the effects of parental control, warmth, and parental involvement in school on adolescent’s school performance and behavioral adjustment. Her research also includes studies of the language acculturation of Asian immigrant families across time and its effects on adolescent’s adjustment.

Reviews

"A much needed and extremely thoughtful contribution to the scholarship on Asian American families. The authors rely on a variety of research methods to reveal patterns that challenge stereotypes and urge us to move beyond pan ethnic categories and explore the rich diversity among Asian Americans. This book is an exemplary study of culture and parenting."

(Niobe Way, President, Society for Research on Adolescence / Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University)

"In Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships, Stephen Russell, Lisa Crockett and Ruth Chao have garnered a wealth of information on Asian American youth and their families, especially Chinese and Filipino Americans, and provided readers with exceptional insight into parenting influenced by cultural differences. .... The book is a highly informative reference for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students across multiple disciplines, including developmental, clinical, child, and school psychology, sociology, and anthropology as well as ethnic and women’s studies. ... It is fascinating to understand how parenting goals, style and warmth are tinted by the colors of culture."

(Prathiba Nagabhushan, in Journal of Youth and Adolescence)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships

    Russell, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Do Measures of Parenting Have the Same Meaning for European, Chinese, and Filipino American Adolescents? Tests of Measurement Equivalence

    Crockett, Lisa J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Parental Beliefs and Their Relation to the Parental Practices of Immigrant Chinese Americans and European Americans

    Padmawidjaja, Inna A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Parental Sacrifice and Acceptance as Distinct Dimensions of Parental Support Among Chinese and Filipino American Adolescents

    Chao, Ruth K. (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

  • The Meanings of Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality Among Chinese American and Filipino American Adolescents

    Russell, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2597-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships
Editors
  • Stephen T Russell
  • Lisa J. Crockett
  • Ruth K. Chao
Series Title
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5728-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5728-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5727-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2597-7
Series ISSN
2195-089X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 136
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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