Exploring Global Indications of Parenting Through Professional Practitioners: A Study of India, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Objectives: The purpose of the study was to open dialogue regarding perceptions of the role of parenting as it occurs within the cultural context in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since parenting occurs within a cultural context the parent role should be understood within that context. Methods: A modified version of the Parent Role Questionnaire, developed by Mowder (1993), was utilized in order to examine the perceptions of the parenting role across the three countries. Ninety experts in the field of parenting, those working directly with parents and children, responded to both qualitative and likert scale questions in order to better understand perceptions of the parenting role. Eighteen respondents were from India, 18 from the United Kingdom, and 54 were from the United States. Results: Though the sample was limited, results reveal that experts in the United Kingdom endorse statements related to General Welfare and Protection significantly more than experts in India. Furthermore, professionals in India indicate the importance of Bonding as part of the parenting role to a significantly greater extent than experts from the United States. No significant differences were found when examining the level of importance assigned to Discipline, Education, Responsivity, Sensitivity, and Negativity. Conclusions: The current study emphasizes the significance of understanding cultural context and its impact on perceptions of the importance of parenting practices. This study has implications for future research as well as current practice for psychologists and others who work with parents. Parenting, professional practitioners, parent role importance, international
Asar, Shagufta, "Exploring Global Indications of Parenting Through Professional Practitioners: A Study of India, the United Kingdom, and the United States" (2018). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI13836813.
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