Socializing Social Emotional Skills Across Ethnic Minority Families

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Hill, Tatiana, Education - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Palacios, Natalia, Leadership, Foundations and Policy, University of Virginia

In this three manuscript dissertation, I expound the socialization of social emotional skills across ethnic minority families in early childhood as a departure from theory and literature centering White, middle class cultural frames for socialization. The first dissertation manuscript (Hill & Palacios, under review) explores the role of Approaches to Learning behavior as mediator in the association between parenting behaviors (warmth and stress) and first grade reading achievement. Importantly, I consider whether mediation varies by race/ethnicity. The second manuscript (Hill et all., 2020) features a qualitative approach to investigating how Latinx older siblings interact with younger siblings in the context of shared reading to support social emotional skills. The third manuscript (Hill, under review) identifies 1) Which parenting typologies emerge in Black families? and considers 2) How are typologies predictive of Black children’s social-emotional skills? Findings have implications for informing early childhood interventions to invest in social emotional skills and more effectively serve racial/ethnic minority families.

PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
social emotional skills, minority, families
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Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
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