Motivational Basis of Body Contact: A Multicultural Study of Mothers With Their Three-Month-Old Infants

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHofer, Jan
dc.contributor.authorSchroeder, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:00:48Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:00:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn00220221
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4591-
dc.description.abstractEvidence suggests that ideas about parenting are often not directly related to parenting behavior, a phenomenon defined as the belief-behavior dilemma. The present study considers both explicit socialization goals but also implicit motives as predictors for parenting behavior emphasizing close body contact between mother and infant. Mothers with 3-month-old infants were recruited in three cultural contexts that represent different cultural models. Socialization goals and implicit motives of power and affiliation were assessed. Finally, mothers were videotaped during an interaction with their infants. The cultural samples meaningfully differed from each other in socialization goals, implicit motives, and parenting behavior. In line with the belief-behavior dilemma, socialization goals did not predict maternal parenting behavior. However, the implicit motive of power predicted mothers' level of body contact with their infants across and within cultural contexts.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subjectbody contact
dc.subjectCULTURAL MODELS
dc.subjectculture
dc.subjectETHNOTHEORIES
dc.subjectGENERATIVITY
dc.subjectIMPLICIT MOTIVES
dc.subjectimplicit need for power
dc.subjectLIFE
dc.subjectparenting behavior
dc.subjectPARENTING STYLE
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.subjectRELATEDNESS
dc.subjectSATISFACTION
dc.subjectSELF-RECOGNITION
dc.subjectSOCIALIZATION
dc.subjectsocialization goals
dc.titleMotivational Basis of Body Contact: A Multicultural Study of Mothers With Their Three-Month-Old Infants
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022022111414418
dc.identifier.isiISI:000305004400013
dc.description.volume43
dc.description.issue5
dc.description.startpage858
dc.description.endpage876
dc.identifier.eissn15525422
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Cross-Cult. Psychol.
Show simple item record

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric