119: Family Life and Community Education With Diverse Families
- Family and Community Education
About the Session
Conference Attendance Hours: 1
NBCC CE Hours: 1
119-02: Importance of Familial Modeling on Reading Habits Among Latinx Adolescents: Exploring the Mediating Role of Reading Attitudes
Rayni Thomas; Kiera Coulter; Avelina Rivero-Rodriguez; Melissa Y. Delgado; Rajni L. Nair
Utilizing longitudinal data from 288 Latinx 8th grade adolescents (MageT1 =13.69, SD = .56; 53% girls) from the Southwest, we explored reading attitudes as an explanatory mechanism between teens’ perceptions of parents’ educational role modeling and their later reading habits. Preliminary analyses showed that both father and mother modeling at Time 1 (T1) were significantly related to T2 academic reading attitudes in the digital and print settings, as well as T2 recreational reading attitudes in the digital setting. T1 mother modeling significantly related to T3 reading habits after controlling for T1 reading habits. Findings from this study align with the expectancy-value theory tenets by highlighting the important role parents play in socializing educational attitudes and behaviors, and identifying two factors (i.e., parent educational modeling and reading attitudes) that promote reading habits among U.S. Latinx adolescents. Our findings provide evidence for family-focused interventions to foster reading attitudes and habits.
- Objective 1: To examine whether parental educational modeling promotes reading attitudes and reading habits among Latinx adolescents.
- Objective 2: To examine whether reading attitudes promotes reading habits among Latinx adolescents.
- Objective 3: To examine reading attitudes as an explanatory variable in the association between parental educational modeling and reading habits among Latinx adolescents.
Subject Codes: education, family processes, socialization
Population Codes: Hispanic/Latina/o/x, adolescence, U.S.
Method and Approach Codes: regression: linear (simple/multiple/hierarchical), longitudinal research, quantitative methodology
119-03: The Need for Parent Education in Iceland: Perspectives of Infant Health Care Workers
Hrund Þórarins Ingudóttir; Þórey H. Jónsdóttir (presenter)
Parent education is a new field in Iceland and the first parent educators have recently started their work. The purpose of this study was to examine the perspectives of infant health care workers on the need for parent education for parents of infants and to determine what aspects of parent education need to be emphasized, as well as to examine infant health care workers’ experience in providing parenting advice. A questionnaire was sent to all infant health care workers in Iceland. About half of them participated (50,5%). Results show that participants stressed a great need for increased parent education. Specifically, they felt that parents need more education on parenting, child development, care, attachment, screen time, and their new role as a parent. The results emphasize the need for experts in these matters so that the education will be beneficial to parents, their children and society as a whole.
- To measure the need for parent education for parents of 0-2 year old children from infant health care workers perspective
- To analyze what specific topics infant health care workers think should be addressed in parent education for parents of 0-2 year old children
- To examine infant health care workers view on which profession should be responsible for parent education to parents of 0-2 year old children
Subject Codes: parenting, parenting education
Population Codes: prenatal or infants, early childhood, Family Life Education
Method and Approach Codes: quantitative methodology
119-04: What is a Healthy Community? Immigrant and Refugee Youth’s Perspective: A Photovoice Project
Paul R. Springer; Lisa Franzen-Castle; Emily Gratopp
Immigration and forced migration have been on the rise globally due to a variety of political, social and economic factors (Hombrado-Mendieta, etl., al. 2019). The association between forced migration and poor mental health are well documented (Siriwardhana et al., 2014, Turrini et al., 2017), with many families and youth experiencing violence, loss of identity or status, racism and discrimination (Tippens et al, 2021). Despite these adversities, families and youth have leveraged individual and collective resources that have assisted in their integration, and overall well-being as they have assimilated to the United States. To explore the phenomenon of what immigrant/refugee youth viewed as a healthy community as they transitioned to the U.S., a Community Based Participatory Research/Photovoice study was conducted with youth between 13-18 years of age. The purpose was to identify what factors immigrant and refugee youth viewed as essential components of a healthy, thriving community.
- Demonstrate how Community Based Participatory Research is an effective approach when accessing vulnerable populations (because of its emphasis on relationship building and investment in the community being studied).
- Demonstrate how Photovoice is an appropriate approach to empower immigrant/refugee and gave them creative control in how they shared their narrative around complex issues in their lives.
- Provide illustrative examples of how these youth used photos to highlight their past cultural experiences and hardships, with the newfound freedom and safety they were experiencing.
Subject Codes: health policies, communities, well-being
Population Codes: adolescence, documented immigrant, refugees
Method and Approach Codes: community participation/ action research, qualitative methodology
119-05: Lifespan Sibling Relationships and Marital Satisfaction in Turkey, Israel, South Korea and the US: A Culturally Moderated Mediation Model
Yasar Ozbay; Didem Aydoğan; Jaerim Lee; Avidan Milevsky
Siblings play an important and unique role in adulthood, yet little is known about the role of sibling experiences in young adults’ marital satisfaction cross culturally. The goal of this study was to explore the relationships among childhood and adulthood sibling relationships and marital satisfaction, and to test a moderated mediation model of the relationship between childhood sibling relationship and marital satisfaction mediated by adulthood sibling relationship and moderated by four cultures (Turkey, Israel, South Korea, and USA). Adult sibling relationships mediated the relationship between childhood sibling relationships and marital satisfaction with a moderational mediation by culture. Results have both research and applied implications by contributed to a scarcely studied area of empirical investigation and by understanding the importance of assessing sibling relationship dynamics as part of marital interventions.
- To evaluate the link between lifespan sibling relationship quality and marital satisfaction.
- To analyze both past and present sibling relationship quality within a cultural context.
- To establish the importance of highlighting sibling features in family and couples' therapy.
Subject Codes: relationships, family relations, culturally aware
Population Codes: emerging/young adulthood, siblings, Multiracial or ethnic
Method and Approach Codes: mediation/indirect effects models, regression: linear (simple/multiple/hierarchical), multicultural