Hi mothers! I know your time is precious, so please know that I will appreciate your help even more. My sister is a new mother of a beautiful new ginger baby named Reagan. Reagan has changed my family's life in beautiful and unfathomable ways by bringing us all closer. A result of my new favorite human, is my recent interest and investment in developmental psychology. I am a postgraduate student writing my dissertation on the subcategories of attachment and parenting. I am hoping to add to the body of research of developmental psychology by expanding our knowledge of how age affects our parenting, how attachment affects parenting, and the intergenerational effects of parenting and attachment. In the interest of honesty, this isn't a quick minute 2 minute survey, it is more like 10 minutes of needing to be comfy on the couch while the house is quiet. Right now I have 20 participants but require 150 for the dissertation. Once my study is finished I promise to try to get the results up on mumsnet for all of you mums interested! Here is the link: surveymonkey.com/r/blue_attachment_parenting
Please know that your involvement would not only help me greatly, but would mean the world to me.
CultureSuckDownWords I'm sorry about the mobile app. I didn't even know there was an app! I will work on making it clickable! The study is just for mothers. My dad asked the same thing! Unfortunately in the amount of time, I couldn't include dads as it would double my participants. But hopefully if the study goes well I could add men as a revised study!
The statements are really quite leading and in some cases rather ambiguous. Things like "I threaten my children with punishment more often than I actually give it". I do threaten more than punish because a lot of the time the threat of the punishment is sufficient to sort out the problem, so I don't need to give the punishment, but it sounds like I don't follow through on threatened punishments, which of course I would do if the behaviour didn't change.
Pico2 I completely agree with your statement about some of the questions being leading or ambiguous. Unfortunately these are not my own questionaires rather those that have been tested extensively in developmental psychology. I will ask my supervisor about the question you have mentioned and let you know what she says.