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Title: Maternal disciplinary practices in South Indian mothers : An analysis of situational, parent and child variables
Authors: PARVATHI NADUVILMADAM SIVARAMAN
Keywords: discipline, parenting, situational, goals, mediation, South India
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2006
Source: PARVATHI NADUVILMADAM SIVARAMAN (2006-10-12). Maternal disciplinary practices in South Indian mothers : An analysis of situational, parent and child variables. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study looks at situational, maternal and child factors in discipline practices among South Indian urban mothers. The nature of the situation (social or safety related), urgency, mother's goals and attributions, child age and gender are included as variables that might influence maternal choice of disciplinary techniques. Study 1 focussed on creating and validating conceptually distinct scenarios for the safety, social and urgency dimensions. The sample consisted of 100 mothers from Chennai, India, with children aged between 3-4 (kindergarten) or 5-6 (grade 1) years. Study 2 used validated scenarios to explore the possibility that the scenario, and child's age and gender, might affect mothers' goals (attributions) in specific scenarios, such that goal (attribution) is, in effect, a mediating variable for the effect of scenario on choice of intervention. This second study recruited another 364 mothers, also from Chennai. Implications of findings for current theories of parenting and discipline are discussed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15633
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