Parenting as the expression of sociohistorical time: The case of German individualisation

Autor(en): Keller, H 
Lamm, B
Stichwörter: AMERICAN; BEHAVIOR; CONTINGENCY; CULTURE; ETHNOTHEORIES; INFANTS; MOTHER; PERSPECTIVE; Psychology; Psychology, Developmental; SELF; WARMTH
Erscheinungsdatum: 2005
Herausgeber: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT
Volumen: 29
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 238
Seitenende: 246
Zusammenfassung: 
This study addresses sociohistorical changes in parenting in a prototypical independent society: Germany. In Germany, a distinct societal increase in individualisation has been described as beginning with the mid-1980s. It is assumed that these changes not only affect children and adolescents, but also the first formative developmental period: infancy. Mothers' interactions with 3-month-old babies belonging to two cohorts ( cohort 1: 1977/1978; cohort 2: 2000) show significant changes with respect to parenting behaviours that have been related to independence as a socialisation goal: increase of face-to-face contingency and object play and decrease of bodily and facial/vocal warmth. The results are interpreted as supporting the view that sociohistorical times form distinct cultural environments.
ISSN: 01650254
DOI: 10.1080/01650250544000026

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