Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of parenting style on Latinos' level of education and self-efficacy
by Hernandez, Mariabril, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 89; 1522577
Abstract (Summary)

Latinos, the largest minority group in the United States, have the lowest level of college degree attainment relative to the total population. Education is often an indicator for future prospects in society. The present study examined how different parenting styles among Latino families affect individual's development in terms of self-efficacy and academic achievement as an adult. The study included 199 participants between the ages of 25-79. The results indicated a significant negative relationship between permissive parenting and the participants' level of education. The results also indicated a positive correlation between both parents' level of education and the participants' level of education. Additionally, the study found that later generation Latinos reported higher levels of education than first generation. The implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
Commitee: Ghafoori, Bita, Hayashino, Diane
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental psychology
Publication Number: 1522577
ISBN: 978-1-303-01989-0
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