Agreement in Mother and Father Acceptance-Rejection, Warmth, and Hostility/Rejection/Neglect of Children across Nine Countries.

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Journal Article

We assessed whether mothers' and fathers' self-reports of acceptance-rejection, warmth, and hostility/rejection/neglect (HRN) of their pre-adolescent children differ cross-nationally and relative to the gender of the parent and child in 10 communities in 9 countries, including China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States (N = 998 families). Mothers and fathers in all countries reported a high degree of acceptance and warmth, and a low degree of HRN, but countries also varied. Mothers reported greater acceptance of children than fathers in China, Italy, Sweden, and the United States, and these effects were accounted for by greater self-reported warmth in mothers than fathers in China, Italy, the Philippines, Sweden, and Thailand and less HRN in mothers than fathers in Sweden. Fathers reported greater warmth than mothers in Kenya. Mother and father acceptance-rejection were moderately correlated. Relative levels of mother and father acceptance and rejection appear to be country specific.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Putnick, DL; Bornstein, MH; Lansford, JE; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Gurdal, S; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Zelli, A; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bombi, AS

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 223

PubMed ID

  • 23024576

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23024576

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3578

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1069-3971

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1069397112440931

Language

  • eng