publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

How Does Mothering Look Like: A Multidimensional Approach to Maternal Cognitive Representations:

Mário B. Ferreira; Cláudia Camilo; Margarida Garrido; Maria Manuela Calheiros; Maria Manuela Calheiros;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Jul 2019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Portugal
<jats:p> From a cognitive information processing perspective, parents’ cognitive schemas strongly influence the way they perceive and act toward their children. In order to explore how maternal cognitive representations about parenting are organized in a multidimensional 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...
free text keywords: Maternal representations, Maladaptive parenting, Multidimensional scaling, Parent-child relations, Parental cognitions, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Cognition, Cognitive psychology, Cognitive Information Processing, Schema (psychology), Psychology
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
Examining the Boundaries of Embodiment
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 631673
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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