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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2002;23(2): 89-105.
한 , 미 , 불 전문가의 시각에서 본 영아기 이상적인 모성행동
Ideal Maternal Behaviors as Viewed by Professionals in Three Different Cultures : Korea , the United States , and France
Mee Hyang Koo,Yang Hee Lee
This study investigated characteristics and types of ideal maternal behaviors in three different cultures : Korea, the United States, and France. The 18 experts from each of the 3 cultures who participated in this study had knowledge and experience related to infant development and parenting. Based on the principles of Q-methodology, the experts sorted 40 Q-items representing maternal behavior related to infancy. After rating each item on a scale from "least desirable" to "most desirable" maternal behaviors, the experts described their reasons for the classification. Results identified some clear similarities and differences among cultures. Pooled responses yielded 3 types of ideal maternal behaviors: perfective, child centered, and realistic perspective.
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