Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College #512, Vanderbilt University, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203-5701.
Child, Parent, and Situational Correlates of Familial Ethnic/Race Socialization
Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2006
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 69, Issue 1, pages 14–25, February 2007
How to Cite
Brown, T. N., Tanner-Smith, E. E., Lesane-Brown, C. L. and Ezell, M. E. (2007), Child, Parent, and Situational Correlates of Familial Ethnic/Race Socialization. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69: 14–25. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00339.x-i1
- Issue online: 15 NOV 2006
- Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2006
- family diversity;
- family psychology;
- intergenerational transmission;
- race and ethnicity
This study examines child, parent, and situational correlates of familial ethnic/race socialization using nationally representative data gathered as part of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998 – 1999 (ECLS-K). The ECLS-K sample (N = 18,950) includes White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, and multiracial kindergarteners, with survey data available at the child, parent/guardian, teacher, and school level. We find that child correlates such as race and gender, parent correlates such as education and warmth of parent-child relationship, and situational correlates such as percent of minorities at the child’s school and cultural event participation influence how often family members discuss children’s ethnic/racial heritage with them. We advocate for continued research of contextualized family dynamics.