Objective. The present study examined mean level similarities and differences as well as correlations between mothers' and fathers' attributions regarding successes and failures in caregiving situations and progressive versus authoritarian attitudes. Design. Interviews were conducted with mothers and fathers in 177 Italian families from Rome and Naples. Results. Fathers' attributions reflected higher perceived control over failure than did mothers' attributions, whereas mothers reported attitudes that were more progressive than did fathers. Only the difference in progressive attitudes remained significant after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. Site differences emerged for 4 of the 7 attributions and attitudes examined; 3 remained significant after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. The authors found medium effect sizes for concordance between parents in the same family for authoritarian attitudes and modernity of attitudes after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. Conclusions. This work elucidates ways that parent gender and cultural context relate to attributions regarding parents' success and failure in caregiving situations and to progressive versus authoritarian parenting attitudes.

Attributions and Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers in Italy / Bombi, Anna Silvia; Pastorelli, Concetta; Dario, Bacchini; DI GIUNTA, Laura; Zelli A., Miranda Mc. - In: PARENTING, SCIENCE AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 1529-5192. - 11:2-3(2011), pp. 129-141. [10.1080/15295192.2011.585557]

Attributions and Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers in Italy

BOMBI, Anna Silvia;PASTORELLI, Concetta;DI GIUNTA, Laura;
2011

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Objective. The present study examined mean level similarities and differences as well as correlations between mothers' and fathers' attributions regarding successes and failures in caregiving situations and progressive versus authoritarian attitudes. Design. Interviews were conducted with mothers and fathers in 177 Italian families from Rome and Naples. Results. Fathers' attributions reflected higher perceived control over failure than did mothers' attributions, whereas mothers reported attitudes that were more progressive than did fathers. Only the difference in progressive attitudes remained significant after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. Site differences emerged for 4 of the 7 attributions and attitudes examined; 3 remained significant after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. The authors found medium effect sizes for concordance between parents in the same family for authoritarian attitudes and modernity of attitudes after controlling for parents' age, education, and possible social desirability bias. Conclusions. This work elucidates ways that parent gender and cultural context relate to attributions regarding parents' success and failure in caregiving situations and to progressive versus authoritarian parenting attitudes.
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Attributions and Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers in Italy / Bombi, Anna Silvia; Pastorelli, Concetta; Dario, Bacchini; DI GIUNTA, Laura; Zelli A., Miranda Mc. - In: PARENTING, SCIENCE AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 1529-5192. - 11:2-3(2011), pp. 129-141. [10.1080/15295192.2011.585557]
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