Techniques used by rural mothers in rearing their only child who was under three years of age

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Ruth Friddle Wilson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: Although the questions were asked in a different way, the study by Jersild5 of the joys and problems of child rearing is somewhat similar to the portion of the present study concerned with the favorable and unfavorable behavior of children, as viewed by their mothers. The families represented were drawn mainly from urban, white, middle class groups. However, enough suburban and low socio-economic families were in the sample for the authors to report findings significant for these groups. Many more urban parents than suburban parents mentioned problems related to health and to living quarters such as inadequate space and resulting irritability. Parents of low socio-economic status mentioned the problem of living quarters more than any other problem; also, these parents appeared to show less awareness and appreciation of the psychological characteristics of their children than did parents of higher economic status.6

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Language: English
Date: 1960
Mothers $x Attitudes.
Rural women $x Attitudes
Only child

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