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Parenting in South American and African Contexts

Edited by Maria Lucia Seidl-De-Moura

Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

Parenting involves a set of values, beliefs and practices of child care that create a developmental context and vary from culture to culture. Studies about parenting are of fundamental importance to the understanding of human development. This book has nine chapters and it addresses parenting and child care in two South American countries (Brazil and Colombia) and four African ones (Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria). It aims at contributing to the knowledge about human development in contexts of the majority world, not often considered in the psychological literature. Besides bringing data from different countries, it focuses in diverse scenarios in Brazil. The data and discussions include mothers, fathers and grandmothers beliefs and/or practices, parental styles and intervention programs oriented to quality parental care.

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Parenting in South American and African ContextsEdited by Maria Lucia Seidl-De-Moura

Published: December 18th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/57520

ISBN: 978-953-51-1212-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5142-5

Copyright year: 2013

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24419 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Brazilian Mothers’ Cultural Models: Socialization for Autonomy and Relatedness

By Maria Lucia Seidl-de-Moura, Rafael Vera Cruz de Carvalho and Mauro Luís Vieira


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2. Child-Rearing Practices of Brazilian Mothers and Fathers: Predictors and Impact on Child Development

By Cesar Augusto Piccinini, Patricia Alvarenga and Angela Helena Marin


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3. Paternity in the Brazilian Context

By Mauro Luís Vieira, Maria Aparecida Crepaldi, Carina Nunes Bossardi, Lauren Beltrão Gomes, Simone Dill Azeredo Bolze and Cesar Augusto Piccinini


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4. Parenting and Culture – Evidence from Some African Communities

By Patricia Mawusi Amos


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5. Cultural Variations in Parenting Styles in the Majority World Evidences from Nigeria and Cameroon

By Esther F. Akinsola


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6. Parenting in Amazonian Riverside Context

By Simone Souza da Silva Costa, Tatiana Afonso, Thamyris Maués dos Santos and Fernando Augusto Ramos


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7. Socialization Goals of Mothers and Grandmothers of Children in Institutional Shelter Situation in the North of Brazil

By Lília Iêda Chaves Cavalcante and Celina Maria Colino Magalhães


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8. Emotion, Affection and Maternal Speech in Parental Care

By Deise Maria Leal Fernandes Mendes and Luciana Fontes Pessôa


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9. Interventions for Enhancing Parenting Quality in Early Infancy

By Jenny A. Ortiz M., Eva Diniz Bensaja dei Schiró, Olga Alicia Carbonell Blanco and Silvia H. Koller


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