ERIC Number: ED247028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Mother-Infant Interactions in Various Cultural Settings.
Focusing mainly on mother/infant interactions in non-Western cultures, this review of literature in the area of comparative child development covers theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and issues and trends. Infancy is defined as the period from birth to 3 years of age to provide the broadest possible coverage. Theoretical perspectives discussed include ethology, population psychology, culture and personality, cross cultural psychology, and biosocial psychology. The review is organized in terms of geographical location; studies discussed were conducted in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, Japan, the South Pacific, and Latin America. Findings of the research reviewed are summarized under three headings: household structures and composition, feeding practices, and mothers' attitudes and beliefs. Recommendations for further research are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Botswana; Breastfeeding; Japan; Kenya; Latin America; South Pacific; Uganda; Zambia
Note: To be published as a chapter in "Current Topics in Early Childhood Education," Volume VI, 1985 (est.), Ablex Publishing Corporation, Norwood, NJ., Lilian G. Katz, Editor.