Ching-Yu Huang and Michael E. Lamb. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology published online 31October 2014.
This study examined acculturation and parenting among 37 first-generation Chinese immigrant parents in the United Kingdom. The findings showed that these parents still felt stronger affiliation with the Chinese than with the English culture. There were also significant positive associations between their affiliation to Chinese culture and their Chinese-specific parenting as well as between their affiliation to English culture and authoritative parenting. However, the length of their U.K. residence did not affect their Chinese cultural identity or affiliation. These findings showed the strong cultural identity of Chinese immigrants to Britain and suggested that the parenting of Chinese immigrant parents may be modified in the course of acculturation.