A toy bear in lockdown, child-parent attachment and hegemonic peer-orientation

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dc.contributor.author Mutch, Carol
dc.contributor.author Romero, Noah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-22T02:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-22T02:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2022-05-05
dc.identifier.citation (2022). Waikato Journal of Education, 27(1), 93-105.
dc.identifier.issn 1173-6135
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/60079
dc.description.abstract <jats:p>Towards the end of the first COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020, in Aotearoa New Zealand, the authors conducted a small-scale study to gain insight into children’s responses to the pandemic restrictions. As it was not possible to interview children ourselves, we recruited parents to read a set of digital stories about a toy bear in lockdown to their children and to record the ensuing conversations. The recorded conversations were returned to the authors to be transcribed and analysed. One intriguing finding was the strength of children’s feelings of loss in regard to their friendship groups, despite the fact that the lockdowns enabled them to spend more time with their immediate families. This article examines the phenomenon of the importance of peer-orientation over family-orientation as it appeared in the data. Hegemonic thinking and attachment theory are used to further explore this phenomenon and discuss how the current educational trends towards personal independence over family bonds might have led to some of the feelings of loss and anxiety highlighted in the data.</jats:p>
dc.publisher University of Waikato
dc.relation.ispartofseries Waikato Journal of Education
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
dc.subject Behavioral and Social Science
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Prevention
dc.subject 13 Education
dc.title A toy bear in lockdown, child-parent attachment and hegemonic peer-orientation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.15663/wje.v26i1.906
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 93
pubs.volume 27
dc.date.updated 2022-05-30T04:17:42Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 105
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.elements-id 904923
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work
pubs.org-id Critical Studies in Education
dc.identifier.eissn 2382-0373
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-30
pubs.online-publication-date 2022-05-05


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