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ERIC Number: ED464723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-5
Pages: 28
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Turkish Students' Parenting Beliefs and Practices.
Tufekci, Aysel
This study investigated parenting beliefs and practices of Turkish students attending a university in a small U.S. town. Data sources included interviews with the parents, and observations of their children. Highlighting differences between the Turkish students and other Turkish migrants, the study found that the most commonly mentioned characteristic of a good parent by the participants was sacrifice. Patience and mercy toward children were also mentioned. Hoping for a closer relationship with their children than they had with their parents, and parenting as mainly the reasonability of mothers were common threads among the participants. Important differences were found between families holding traditional values and families holding western values. Although these differences support the literature, it was argued that the explanation for these differences lies not in SES and parents' educational level, but rather in the differences in the families' interpretations of Islam and how they related to the values the families hold. The findings pose implications for future research into the role and influence on Islam in Turkish family life and parenting and the reasons for the absence of religion in such studies to date. (Contains 24 references.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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