The antecedents of child training: a cross-cultural test of some hypotheses

Mothers of six cultures: antecedents of child rearing John Wiley and Sons New York Published In Pages: 164-175, 343-346
By Minturn, Leigh, Lambert, William


Mothers who raise their children in multiple family dwellings rather than in private dwellings will tend to be more controlled emotionally, as evidenced by low levels of warmth, hostility, praise, and punishment.


Nonsignificant trends: mothers in multiple-family dwellings have less warmth, hostility, praise and punishment, but they are more permissive (168). An alternative interpretation is that the multiple-dwelling mothers pursue a policy of laissez faire.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesNot SupportedNot SignificantUNKNOWNUNKNOWN