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Journal of Marriage and Family
This study investigated the extent to which national and personal socioeconomic status shapes national norms and parenting priorities concerning child socialization. Data came from European Values Survey, World Values Survey, and World Bank Data Catalog, resulting in 227,431 parents from 90 nations across fives study waves (1981-2008). At nation-level, child independence was more popular in nations with greater wealth and higher percentage of educated populations; obedience was more popular in nations with less wealth and lower percentages of educated and urban populations. At person-level, personal socioeconomic status rather than national socioeconomic characteristics predicted individual parents’ prioritization of child independence and obedience; higher social class predicted greater likelihood of endorsing independence and not endorsing obedience. Time slope estimation across study waves revealed that parental prioritization of both independence and obedience expected to rise over time in developing nations. Results provide implications for education, practice, and policy concerning cultural variation in parenting.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: C. Park and A. S. Lau, "Socioeconomic Status and Parenting Priorities: Child Independence and Obedience Around the World," Journal of Marriage and Family 78.1 (2016): 43-59, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12247/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
C. Park and A. S. Lau, "Socioeconomic Status and Parenting Priorities: Child Independence and Obedience Around the World," Journal of Marriage and Family 78.1 (2016): 43-59.