Intergenerational transmission of parenting as a value
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Młodzi w Centrum Lab, Uniwersytet SWPS, Polska
Submission date: 2023-07-18
Final revision date: 2023-10-16
Acceptance date: 2023-10-21
Online publication date: 2023-11-16
Publication date: 2023-11-16
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Paula Pustułka   

Młodzi w Centrum Lab, Uniwersytet SWPS, Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warszawa, Polska
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2023;62(3):1-19
While intergenerational similarities and differences are of key importance for tracking social change, relatively little is known about the transmission of values regarding parenting in Poland. Therefore, this paper explores the process of intergenerational transfer, focusing specifically on the transmission of parenting as a value. From a methodological perspective, the article is based on a combined dataset from two projects completed with a multi-perspective approach. The ensuing qualitative thematic analysis offers intergenerational comparisons of dyadic interviews with pairs consisting of 51 young adults and one parent of each (n=102). As a result, three patterns - of straightforward transmission, lagging transfer, and broken intergenerational value-normative connectivity in regard to parenting as a value - are discussed. Ultimately, the paper contributes a better understanding of the public and private aspects within long-term socializational effects, explored here as residing at the intersection of changing values and intergenerational contexts of family life in Poland.
This work was supported by Narodowe Centrum Nauki/National Science Center Poland under the Sonata-13 scheme, grant number 2017/26/D/HS6/00605 and under the Opus 20 scheme, grant number 2020/37/B/HS6/01685.
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