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.
|Advisor:||O'Brien, Karen M.|
|Commitee:||Miller, Matthew, Zamostny, Kathy|
|School:||University of Maryland, College Park|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies, Ethnic studies|
|Keywords:||Adoption, Adoptive parents, Asian-American, Cultural socialization, Racial socialization, Socialization|
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