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"Some Old, Some New, Some Borrowed": Conversations with a Small Sample of Trinidadian Parents about their Childrearing Practices

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"Some Old, Some New, Some Borrowed": Conversations with a Small Sample of Trinidadian Parents about their Childrearing Practices

Cooper, Neesha (2019) "Some Old, Some New, Some Borrowed": Conversations with a Small Sample of Trinidadian Parents about their Childrearing Practices. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Research on childrearing in the Caribbean has primarily focused on parents’ use of physical punishment (Brown & Johnson, 2008; Roopnarine, Wang, Krishnakumar, & Davidson, 2013; Payne, 1989; Smith & Mosby, 2003) and little is known about the other practices that parents in the Caribbean use to discipline their children. The present qualitative study used a developmental niche model to examine the childrearing practices, especially the disciplinary strategies which parents in Trinidad use to correct their children’s misbehaviour. Six mothers and one father residing in various locations throughout Trinidad, participated in a 1-hour to 1.5-hour semi-structured interview regarding the childrearing practices, especially the disciplinary practices, which they used to guide their 3 to 17-year-old children. Participants reported that their discipline practices included repeated explanations, taking away privileges, fixed eye-contact, the naughty corner, and only an occasional slap or spanking; as most of the participants were not in favor of physical punishment. The findings provided insight into the various practices, which Trinidadian parents used to discipline their youngsters.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Cooper, Neesha
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Child Studies
Date:15 October 2019
Thesis Supervisor(s):Petrakos, Hariclia
ID Code:986058
Deposited By: Neesha Cooper
Deposited On:25 Jun 2020 19:21
Last Modified:25 Jun 2020 19:21
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