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Parental caregiving cognitive control complexity: A new construct for understanding parental caregiving behavior and caregiving identity commitment


2001 2001

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Abstract (summary)

Prior research has identified parental cognitions as a potentially important aspect of parenting. This exploratory study proposes Parental Caregiving Cognitive Control Complexity (PC4) as a new construct concerning parental cognitions. PC4 was assessed in both mothers and fathers among 29 couples (N = 58) with a preschool aged child using a semi-structured interview format. Associations of PC4 to parental gender, caregiving identity commitment, and self-reported caregiving involvement were investigated. Mothers' and fathers' means on PC4 were almost identical. Higher PC4 was associated with caregiving identity commitment for both fathers and mothers. Among fathers, PC4 was negatively associated with their self-reported caregiving involvement. This research advances prior research on parental cognitions by establishing associations between PC4 and both parental identity and self-reported parental involvement.

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Subject
Cognitive therapy;
Social psychology;
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology
Classification
0633: Cognitive therapy
0451: Social psychology
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Caregiving; Cognitive control; Identity; Parental
Title
Parental caregiving cognitive control complexity: A new construct for understanding parental caregiving behavior and caregiving identity commitment
Author
Hansen, David Mark
Number of pages
110
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0090
Source
DAI-B 62/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493274041, 0493274049
Advisor
Pleck, Joseph H.
University/institution
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3017091
ProQuest document ID
276047339
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/276047339/abstract
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