Performance and perception of love oriented discipline by fourth grade negro girls

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Marilyn Guilkey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Frances Dunham

Abstract: There has been much concern expressed in the literature on child training practices with the effect of different types of maternal discipline on the personality of the child and in particular on moral or conscience development. There have also been attempts to relate the type of discipline to the personality or social class of the mother. One of the dimensions of discipline which has received a great deal of attention is "love oriented" techniques versus "material" or "physical" or "non-love oriented" techniques. Sears, Maccoby and Levin (1957, p.387) categorize praise, isolation, and withdrawal of love as love oriented techniques of control, and include physical punishment, deprivation of privileges, and tangible rewards as material or physical techniques of control. Whiting and Child (1953, p.242-45) who first proposed this dichotomy feel that while all types of discipline serve to keep the child "oriented toward the goal of parental affection and at the same time arousing uncertainty about the attainment of this goal", love oriented techniques of control were most likely to have the greater effect.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1969

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