ERIC Number: ED205286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Human Commitment as It Applies to the Parent-Child Dyad.
Felio, Genelle Hamilton
An informal analysis of the concept of interpersonal commitment as it relates to parents, this study includes an examination of the characteristics of this commitment, and a consideration of possible effects of this commitment on both children and their culture. An introductory overview of the study is provided in Chapter I. In Chapter II issues characteristic of interpersonal commitment are analyzed in order to clarify how commitment functions. This analysis includes consideration of how commitment is determined; the focus (object) of the commitment; the differences between interpersonal commitment and other interpersonal activities; the cost of being committed (i.e. what one relinquishes or exchanges in the process of commitment); and the extent to which involvement of a person's interests in a commitment reflects the salience of that commitment for that person. Also included in this chapter are examples of how commitment might function in the parent-child dyad. Chapter III expands on commitment as it functions in the parent-child dyad. Among the issues discussed in this chapter are commitment and attachment, subjective and objective parental goals in the commitment dyad, and cultural aspects of the parent-child dyad. In conclusion, Chapter IV summarizes the functions of interpersonal commitment as they operate for parents, and implications for parental commitment in the American culture are inferred. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Analysis; Nurturance; Parent Commitment; Parenting; Subjectivity
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Texas of the Permian Basin.