Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Predictors of White adoptive parents' cultural and racial socialization behaviors with their Asian adopted children
by Berbery, Maria Luz, M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010, 109; 1489149
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined predictors of White adoptive parents’ (N=200) cultural and racial socialization behaviors with their Asian adopted children. Specifically, the study investigated White Racial Identity statuses, cultural and racial socialization beliefs, cultural socialization self-efficacy, and racial socialization self-efficacy as predictors of cultural and racial socialization behaviors. This study also tested a model which linked cultural and racial socialization beliefs to cultural and racial socialization behaviors through their respective types of self-efficacy. Findings revealed that parents’ cultural and racial socialization beliefs were most important in predicting their socialization practices. There was not support for cultural socialization self-efficacy or racial socialization self-efficacy as moderators.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Brien, Karen M.
Commitee: Miller, Matthew, Zamostny, Kathy
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies, Ethnic studies
Keywords: Adoption, Adoptive parents, Asian-American, Cultural socialization, Racial socialization, Socialization
Publication Number: 1489149
ISBN: 978-1-124-48647-5
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