Is participation in Head Start associated with less maternal spanking for boys and girls?

Rae Hyuck Lee, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Wen-Jui Han, Jane Waldfogel, Fuhua Zhai

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n≈. 7000), we examined whether participation in Head Start was associated with maternal spanking, with particular attention to whether the association differed by child gender. We found that Head Start participation was associated with lower likelihood that mothers spanked their child in the past week at both preschool and kindergarten entry as well as lower likelihood that mothers would use spanking in a hypothetical situation, among boys but not girls. These beneficial effects of Head Start participation on mothers' use of spanking among boys were not reduced by additionally including maternal depression and child behavior problems.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)55-63
    Number of pages9
    JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
    Volume46
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

    Fingerprint

    Mothers
    participation
    parent-child relationship
    Parent-Child Relations
    kindergarten
    Maternal Behavior
    longitudinal study
    Parenting
    Child Behavior
    childhood
    Longitudinal Studies
    gender
    Parturition
    Depression

    Keywords

    • Child gender
    • ECLS-B
    • Head start
    • Spanking

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science

    Cite this

    Is participation in Head Start associated with less maternal spanking for boys and girls? / Lee, Rae Hyuck; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane; Zhai, Fuhua.

    In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 46, 01.01.2014, p. 55-63.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Lee, Rae Hyuck ; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne ; Han, Wen-Jui ; Waldfogel, Jane ; Zhai, Fuhua. / Is participation in Head Start associated with less maternal spanking for boys and girls?. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2014 ; Vol. 46. pp. 55-63.
    @article{567de5ba04ce4f25aeca8565cfe6810d,
    title = "Is participation in Head Start associated with less maternal spanking for boys and girls?",
    abstract = "Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n≈. 7000), we examined whether participation in Head Start was associated with maternal spanking, with particular attention to whether the association differed by child gender. We found that Head Start participation was associated with lower likelihood that mothers spanked their child in the past week at both preschool and kindergarten entry as well as lower likelihood that mothers would use spanking in a hypothetical situation, among boys but not girls. These beneficial effects of Head Start participation on mothers' use of spanking among boys were not reduced by additionally including maternal depression and child behavior problems.",
    keywords = "Child gender, ECLS-B, Head start, Spanking",
    author = "Lee, {Rae Hyuck} and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Wen-Jui Han and Jane Waldfogel and Fuhua Zhai",
    year = "2014",
    month = "1",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.006",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "46",
    pages = "55--63",
    journal = "Children and Youth Services Review",
    issn = "0190-7409",
    publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Is participation in Head Start associated with less maternal spanking for boys and girls?

    AU - Lee, Rae Hyuck

    AU - Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

    AU - Han, Wen-Jui

    AU - Waldfogel, Jane

    AU - Zhai, Fuhua

    PY - 2014/1/1

    Y1 - 2014/1/1

    N2 - Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n≈. 7000), we examined whether participation in Head Start was associated with maternal spanking, with particular attention to whether the association differed by child gender. We found that Head Start participation was associated with lower likelihood that mothers spanked their child in the past week at both preschool and kindergarten entry as well as lower likelihood that mothers would use spanking in a hypothetical situation, among boys but not girls. These beneficial effects of Head Start participation on mothers' use of spanking among boys were not reduced by additionally including maternal depression and child behavior problems.

    AB - Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n≈. 7000), we examined whether participation in Head Start was associated with maternal spanking, with particular attention to whether the association differed by child gender. We found that Head Start participation was associated with lower likelihood that mothers spanked their child in the past week at both preschool and kindergarten entry as well as lower likelihood that mothers would use spanking in a hypothetical situation, among boys but not girls. These beneficial effects of Head Start participation on mothers' use of spanking among boys were not reduced by additionally including maternal depression and child behavior problems.

    KW - Child gender

    KW - ECLS-B

    KW - Head start

    KW - Spanking

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84906509087&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84906509087&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.006

    DO - 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.006

    M3 - Article

    AN - SCOPUS:84906509087

    VL - 46

    SP - 55

    EP - 63

    JO - Children and Youth Services Review

    JF - Children and Youth Services Review

    SN - 0190-7409

    ER -