"Tylko mnie kochaj". O popularności wśród matek małych dzieci mitu wychowawczego o miłości zdolnej zastąpić wychowanie
"Just love me". Popularity of upbringing myth about the love able to replace upbringing among mothers of young children

Author(s): Anna Szymanik-Kostrzewska, Paulina Michalska
Subject(s): Family and social welfare
Published by: Wydawnictwo OR TWP w Szczecinie
Keywords: upbringing; love; parenthood;

Summary/Abstract: Research presented in this article focuses on the issue of mothers of young children acceptinga belief that parental love can replace upbringing. The main research question was whetherthe mothers that took part in the research accept the myth that “it is enough to love the child andthere is no need to bring up the child” and whether they follow this rule in the process of bringing uptheir children. The study used the subscale Questionnaire of Obsessive Mother's Love towards theChild – Love instead of upbringing. The sample of examined individuals, included 113 mothersof children between the age of 1–7. The results of the research can conclude that the examined motherstend to adhere to a moderate level of believe to the myth that love can substitute upbringing butat the same time they are more likely to take behavior associated with it rather than accept all beliefsof the myth.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-143
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English, Polish