Parents’ and their adult children’s narrations on upbringing Cover Image

Narracje rodziców i ich dorosłych dzieci o wychowaniu
Parents’ and their adult children’s narrations on upbringing

Author(s): Ewa Sokołowska, Jolanta Sobkowicz, Dorota Kuncewicz
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: upbringing; parent & child; qualitative research; narration

Summary/Abstract: Qualitative analysis was conducted concurrently on two subject groups engaged in the upbringing process: parents and their adult children. The narrations, analyzed “in pairs,” (n = 26) constituted the answers to the questions: (1) How did you raise your child? (2) How were you raised? The analysis of the narrations (using theory of literature devices) allowed for the isolation of elements of hidden stories (within the confines of a story within a story). As such, we considered communications containing the following information: implied and thematized – at a high level of literary communication and defined in time, told in free-flowing language in which the narrator’s distance is the smallest, as well as information which can be attributed to the addresser. Conducting discourse analysis on persons in monologue pairs allows us to compare whether the worlds presented (human activity, attributed roles, processes, states, experiences, times and places) are the same and alike.

  • Issue Year: 17/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 759-774
  • Page Count: 16