Ethnic socialization practices within immigrant families

TitleEthnic socialization practices within immigrant families
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCricchio MGrazia Lo, Coco ALo
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published12/2010
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsacculturation, cultural identity, ethnic socialization

The research was aimed at analyzing the role of some variables on ethnic socialization practices used by immigrant mothers. Results confirmed the role played by variables such as mothers’ origin and time from immigration. East – European mothers, in fact, used lesser than the others cultural socialization practices, whereas those mothers arrived from more time showed a higher tendency to promote mistrust and to prepare for bias toward other group members. We considered also the role of acculturation strategies and cultural identity. Assimilation is linked with less use of cultural socialization, whereas, the proud linked with ethnic group sense of belongingness is linked with a low level of promotion of mistrust toward other groups