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Child-rearing goals of Estonian, Finnish, and Swedish mothers
University of Tartu, Estonia.
University of Tartu, Estonia.
Södertörn University College, Sweden .
Södertörn University College, Sweden .
2007 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 48, no 6, p. 487-497Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study, the child-rearing goals of mothers of 4- to 6-year-old children from Estonia, Finland, and Sweden were compared. The developedChild-Rearing Goals Questionnaire consisted of three different tasks: open-ended questions, item rating, and item ranking. All mothers were similar in valuing highly self-maximization, but differed in emphasis on traditional child-rearing goals (e.g., conformity, obedience, politeness, being hard-working, etc.). The Swedish mothers tended to stress the characteristics connected with self-maximization as well as self-confidence and children's happiness, but did not value the traditional child-rearing goals. The Estonian mothers attached a great significance both to the traditional characteristics and to self-maximization. The Finnish mothers also stressed both traditional and non-traditional values, but to a lesser extent than the Estonians. The Swedish andFinnish mothers' child-rearing goals were relatively homogeneous. In contrast, the Estonian mothers were generally less focused on any specific goal.Mothers with a lower level of education stressed traditional goals more than mothers with a higher level of education. The results are discussed in the light of the possible effect different cultural contexts have on maternal child-rearing goals: bringing up children in stable welfare societies (such as Sweden and Finland) in contrast to a rapidly changing society (such as Estonia).

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2007. Vol. 48, no 6, p. 487-497
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Applied Psychology Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-2863DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2007.00618.xISI: 000251206800006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-36249002188OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-2863DiVA, id: diva2:115526
Available from: 2008-01-07 Created: 2008-01-07 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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