Edwin Ortiz ACF Abstract FY11

"Conceptions of Child Competence: A Comparison Between Caucasian and Hispanic-American Mothers"

83rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

Edwin Ortiz

This study aims to compare the conception of childrens competence between Hispanic and Caucasian mothers. Hispanic culture emphasizes interdependence and Caucasian culture independence and preliminary results suggest that differences in Hispanic and Caucasian mothers conceptions of young childrens competence already reflect these general ethnic norms.