Emanuel J. Mason
Chieh Li, Gila Kornfeld-Jacobs
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology.
academic competence, Asian American family, ECLS-K, religious socialization, social competence
Asian American families--Religion--Case studies, Asian American families--Religious life--Case studies, Social skills, Academic achievement--Case studies, Acculturation--Case studies
This study examined the role of religious socialization in Asian American families between parental characteristics and children's self-perceived academic and social competence. Parental variables included parental involvement with school, parental involvement with child, parental expectation, and parental education level. Data in this study was drawn from ECLS-K fifth grade Longitudinal Study. A theoretical model was generated and the fit of the model was tested for the full sample first, using path analysis.
The hypothesized model was found not to fit the full sample (N=21,357). However, the hypothesized model was found to fit the Asian American sample (n=520). The revised model for the full group was generated. The findings indicated that for the full sample, limited role of religious socialization was found. However, in the Asian American sample, religious socialization was found to mediate the parental variables to children's self-perceived academic and social competence. Conceptual and methodological limitations were discussed. Implications and directions for future research were also suggested.
Kang, Young-Shin, "The role of religious socialization in Asian families for children's self-perceived early academic success and social competence" (2010). Counseling Psychology Dissertations. Paper 12. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000063
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