Studie wijst aan dat het tiger mom effect echt bestaat

working motherEen grote studie naar ouderschapsstijlen van Aziatische Amerikanen wijst uit dat het ‘tiger mom’ fenomeen, waarbij moeder hun kinderen een hoge standaard en discipline opleggen, echt bestaat. Ook blijken Aziatische Amerikaanse studenten beter te scoren dan blanke studenten. Is dat te danken aan de tiger moms? Of het feit dat hun ouders meer financiële middelen hebben om hen te helpen met studiebegeleiding. Of, zijn Aziatische Amerikaanse studenten gewoon slimmer dan blanke studenten?

Uit onderzoek blijkt dat ook recente immigranten die geen financiële of sociale steun hadden, het beter bleken te doen dan niet Aziatische studenten, geboren en opgegroeid in de VS. Verder blijkt dat vanaf de kinderopvang tot aan de middelbare school, Aziatische Amerikaanse studenten ongelijk hetzelfde scoren als blanke Amerikanen op gestandaardiseerde tests. Dit maakt de werkethiek de meest waarschijnlijke oorzaak ervan dat Aziatische Amerikanen het beter doen dan blanke studenten.

Uit onderzoek blijkt dat dit gedreven wordt door twee factoren

That leaves the work ethic, which Hsin and Xie found accounted for almost all of the grade gap between Asian-American and white students. And that was driven by two factors, both of which have more to do with social and cultural factors than racial ones.

Meer dan 5200 Aziatische Amerikanen en blanke studenten

Among the more than 5200 Asian-American and white students from two large datasets that followed them from kindergarten into high school, Asian-American students were able to take advantage of social support systems that helped to translate their effort into success. In their communities, families are surrounded by ways to enhance education – from word-of-mouth advice about the best school districts to resources like books, videos and websites, to cram schools for after-school classes. “The Tiger Mom argument neglects these social resources and forces that sustain and reinforce the work ethic,” says Hsin.
In other words, it takes a village. It also takes a culture that may have less to do with race specifically, and more to do with broader social factors such as immigration.“ Asian-American youth are more likely to attribute intellect and academic success to effort rather than innate ability,” she says. That’s a natural outgrowth of the belief that success – in school, in work, and in life — is a meritocratic commodity; the more you put in, the more you get out. When quizzed about whether they thought math skills were innate or learned, most of the white students believed it was a skill you were born with while the Asian-Americans were more likely to think it was learned, and acquired with effort.

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