SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Crippen, C., & Brew, L. (2007). Intercultural parenting and the transcultural family: A literature reviewThe Family Journal, 15, 107–115.

Abstract: According to U.S. Census Bureau data (2003), intercultural relationships are on the rise, and much has been written on cultural differences in marriage. Furthermore, a significant amount of literature has discussed differences in parenting based on racial, ethnic, and religious value differences between culturally different families. However, much less has been written on how parenting amplifies differences because of cultural diversity within a family. The purpose of this article is a review of the literature specifically on intercultural parenting. Differences that arise in intercultural relationships are briefly reviewed, followed by how those differences can be managed. Finally, a review of the literature specific to intercultural differences in parenting style and the development of a transcultural family is discussed.

Journal Article 2: Lansford, J. E. (2009). Parental divorce and children’s adjustment. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 140–152.

Abstract: This article reviews the research literature on links between parental divorce and children’s short-term and long-term adjustment. First, I consider evidence regarding how divorce relates to children’s externalizing behaviors, internalizing problems, academic achievement, and social relationships. Second, I examine timing of the divorce, demographic characteristics, children’s adjustment prior to the divorce, and stigmatization as moderators of the links between divorce and children’s adjustment. Third, I examine income, interparental conflict, parenting, and parents well-being as mediators of relations between divorce and children’s adjustment. Fourth, I note the caveats and limitations of the research literature. Finally, I consider notable policies related to grounds for divorce, child support, and child custody in light of how they might affect children’s adjustment to their parents’ divorce.