The Discipline Experience: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives

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dc.contributor.advisor Bartley, A en
dc.contributor.advisor Shepherd, M en
dc.contributor.author Martin, AT en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-23T23:27:14Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33026 en
dc.description.abstract This study considered the interpretation within parent–child dyads regarding a discipline event. Research relating to the parent’s interpretation of a discipline event is limited and tends to accept their meanings as given, rather than interrogating how they arrived at those interpretations. This study involved a near real-time reflection of a discipline event from the perspective of both the parent and the child. It specifically focused on the extent to which parents’ and children’s understanding of the circumstances leading to the discipline event were attuned. This study adopted a qualitative, interpretative strategy using semi-structured interviews and child diary entries and these were supplemented with a Parenting Relationship Questionnaire. Thirteen dyads participated in the study, with children aged between 10 and 11 years old. The participant parents and children generally experienced misattunement in their interpretation of the discipline event. At the foundation of that misattunement was the parent’s assumption that their children were negatively motivated. For the most part, parents tended to respond to their children based on their negative core beliefs. These beliefs are themselves influenced by wider discourses regarding children’s social position. Children’s voices in the process tended to be marginalised and ineffectual. This thesis is located within a children’s rights perspective and proposes a new discipline model within that paradigm. Within this discipline model, parents are asked to reflect on their beliefs and provide children with an environment in which their voices can be privileged. In doing so, parents and children establish better attunement, productive discipline outcomes and strengthened relationships. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264907309002091 en
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dc.title The Discipline Experience: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.elements-id 627015 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-05-24 en


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