Associations of warmth and control of filipina domestic helpers and mothers to Hong Kong kindergarten children's social competence

Hoi Man IP, Sum Kwing CHEUNG, Catherine MCBRIDE-CHANG, Lei CHANG

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Abstract

Research Findings: Across 63 Hong Kong families, both Filipina domestic helpers and mothers separately rated their own caregiving style (warmth and control) and kindergarten children's social competence. Results indicated that Filipina helpers rated themselves as higher in warmth than mothers did. In addition, self-rated warmth of both caregivers, and Filipina domestic helpers' self-perceived control were correlated with children's social competence. With ratings of warmth and control from both Filipina helpers and mothers included in separate regression equations, mothers' warmth was a strong unique correlate of all measures of children's social competence. However, Filipinas' warmth was uniquely associated with children's responsibility only, whereas their control was uniquely associated with children's assertion and responsibility. Practice or Policy: Results extend previous research on the importance of nonparental caregivers for children's social development in a new cultural context. Copyright © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-301
JournalEarly Education and Development
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Ip, H. M., Cheung, S. K., McBride-Chang, C., & Chang, L. (2008). Associations of warmth and control of filipina domestic helpers and mothers to Hong Kong kindergarten children's social competence. Early Education and Development, 19(2), 284-301. doi: 10.1080/10409280801963988