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    ‘The ties that bind’: experiencing parenting within a religious context

    Polland, Hannah (2010) ‘The ties that bind’: experiencing parenting within a religious context. University of Aberystwyth.


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    This report details the findings of an investigation into the influence of religious affiliation on parenting. Research suggests religious influence on parenting can be both positive and negative. Six participants (3 male, 3 female) were questioned using a semi-structured interview, which was then transcribed and analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Results implied three central themes: (1) Self-reflection and identity, (2) Interactive responsibility, (3) Accountability. The results suggest that religion promoted authoritative techniques such as open and supportive communication. In addition, they imply positive values and behaviours taught within religion can help unify and strengthen family ties.

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