Objectives: This study sought to (a) identify the factors most salient toparents when sending their child to summer camp, (b) examine family members'roles in the camp decision‐making process, and (c) compare both by income andother family contextual factors in a sample of parents with a child whoenrolled and participated in a summer camp experience. Methods: [Read More...]
Associations between childhood family‐based nature activities and family relationship quality in emerging adulthood.
Objective: To explore changes in family‐based nature activities (FBNA)across five developmental stages and investigate whether frequency and typeof FBNA across the early life course is associated with greater familyrelationship quality in emerging adulthood. Method: Retrospective survey datawas collected from 451 undergraduate students who primarily identified asAsian American (44.9%) and Latinx (42.7%). Results: Multilevel models showedthat [Read More...]
Children’s education and parental support in Jewi Refugee Camp, Ethiopia: Unraveling the challenges.
Objective: In this study, we examined the situation of parents andcaregivers of the refugee children in Jewi refugee camp with the aim ofunderstanding the roles they play in the education of the children.Background: Effective educational interventions benefit from parentalengagement. This may be particularly the case for refugee children, whotypically have had several traumatic experiences during [Read More...]
Polygamy and mental health among Saudi middle schoolers: The role of family cohesion and father involvement.
Objective: This paper assesses the role of family cohesion in therelationship between polygamy and mental health and whether this varies as afunction of the father's involvement. Background: Studies show that polygamyhas a detrimental effect on children's mental health, yet familial variablesthat may account for this relationship have rarely been explored. Familycohesion is crucial for the [Read More...]
Objective: This study assesses the psychometric properties of the four‐and eight‐item versions of the Patient‐Reported Outcomes MeasurementInformation System (PROMIS) Pediatric Psychological Stress Measure (PPSM) foruse with Latino immigrant adolescents. Background: Immigrant Latino youth areexposed to numerous stressors that can have consequences affecting healthwell into adulthood. However, few studies have assessed the suitability ofpsychosocial measures for [Read More...]
Sociologists have identified many ways that childhood inequalities promote social reproduction. These inequalities are not always explicitly linked to what children are taught about their position and direction in the world, what I term their social station. Extant case studies find that social station socialization has meritocratic underpinnings (e.g., elite boarding schoolers are taught they [Read More...]
Classroom diversity in observable characteristics has been shown in priorliterature to have different effects on the educational and behavioraloutcomes of students with observable characteristics that differ from theirpeers. Given that similarity in observable characteristics plays a criticalrole in social interactions (homophily), students may experience social coststo being racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically very different fromtheir peers. [Read More...]
This study examines the portrayals of mothers and fathers inchildren's picture books read by millions of parents and children in theirformative years. We investigate the extent to which these books present rigidparental stereotypes that misrepresent the potential of family leaders.Method: We performed a content analysis of 203 prominent children's picturebooks from recent years to assess [Read More...]
Tech-Savvy Men and Caring Women: Middle School Students’ Gender Stereotypes Predict Interest in Tech-Education
The labor market is strongly gender segregated with few women working in the tech sector (e.g., IT) and few men working in the care sector (e.g., nursing). We tested the hypothesis that middle school students strongly associate technology with men and caregiving with women in a Swedish context (i.e., a country that scores high in [Read More...]
School bells are ringing, but can parents attend? Responses from employed parents of children with SEND
This study's purpose is to examine the work-family conflict of employedparents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)and those parents' engagement in the schooling of their children. Prior tothe COVID-19 outbreak, 206 parents from the United Kingdom completed aquestionnaire about their school engagement and their work-family strain.Response data were examined employing descriptive and [Read More...]