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How does mothering look like: a multidimensional approach to maternal cognitive representations
Cláudia Camilo (Camilo, C.); Margarida Garrido (Garrido, M. V.); Mário Boto Ferreira (Ferreira, M. B.); Maria Manuela Calheiros (Calheiros, M. M.);
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Journal of Family Issues
Estados Unidos da América
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From a cognitive information processing perspective, parents’ cognitive schemas strongly influence the way they perceive and act towards their children. In order to explore how maternal cognitive representations about parenting are organized in a multi-dimensional space, mothers referred to child protection services and mothers with no such reference completed a free description task of maternal attributes and a sorting task of those attributes according to their probability of co-occurrence in the same mother. Overall, the results suggest that maladaptive parenting seems to be associated with less positive parental schemata, higher schemata rigidity and higher external attributions regarding parenting. Using MDS to represent the structure and content of maternal schemata constitutes an innovative contribution to the parenting domain with potential applications. These conceptual maps representing maternal schemata that shape parental responses in childrearing situations can be used as theoretical frameworks to develop empirically based guidelines for intervention work with maltreating parents.
Maternal representations,Maladaptive parenting,Multidimensional scaling,Parent-child relations,Parental cognitions
  • Psicologia - Ciências Sociais
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
SFRH/BD/99875/2014 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
UID/PSI/03125/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Grant Number 631673 Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG
PTDC/MHC-PCN/5217/2014 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia