Journal of Human Services
Understanding the dynamics of the relationship between family conflict and parenting is important to human service practice. When assisting clients, human service practitioners must address many different systems including culture, historical era, ethnicity, gender, and other systems in which the individual operates (Martin, 2013). This study explores this phenomenon by examining the relationship between family conflict and the six dimensions of parenting; warmth, rejection, structure, chaos, autonomy support, and coercion among Hispanic mothers who access an inner city Head Start program. Findings are discussed in terms of cultural impact, human service practice and the need for further research.
Original Publication Citation
Sparkman, N. M., & Morgan-Gardner, I. (2015). An exploratory study of parenting dimensions and family conflict among Head Start participants: An examination of hispanic mothers. Journal of Human Services, 35(1), 39-49.
Sparkman-Key, Narketta M. and Morgan-Gardner, Inglish, "An Exploratory Study of Parenting Dimensions and Family Conflict Among Head Start Participants: An Examination of Hispanic Mothers" (2015). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 7.