The role of ethnicity and socioeconomic status in Southeast Asian mothers’ parenting sensitivity

Jeremy Heng, Jeffry Quan, Lit Wee Sim, Shamini Sanmugam, Birit Broekman, Jean François Bureau, Michael J. Meaney, Joanna D. Holbrook, Anne Rifkin-Graboi

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Past research indicates that socioeconomic status (SES) accounts for differences in sensitivity across ethnic groups. However, comparatively little work has been conducted in Asia, with none examining whether ethnicity moderates the relation between SES and sensitivity. We assessed parenting behavior in 293 Singaporean citizen mothers of 6-month olds (153 Chinese, 108 Malay, 32 Indian) via the Maternal Behavioral Q-Sort for video interactions. When entered into the same model, SES (F(1,288) = 17.777, p 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-42
Number of pages19
JournalAttachment and Human Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018

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