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Differences in practices of body stimulation during the first 3 months: Ethnotheories and behaviors of Italian mothers and West African immigrant mothers.  (2014)

Authors:
CARRA C.; LAVELLI M.; KELLER H.
Title:
Differences in practices of body stimulation during the first 3 months: Ethnotheories and behaviors of Italian mothers and West African immigrant mothers.
Year:
2014
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Nations of authors:
GERMANIA; ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
Infant Behavior & Development
ISSN of journal:
0163-6383
N° Volume:
37
Number or Folder:
1
:
Ablex Publishing Corp.
Page numbers:
5-15
Code PMID:
24316413
Keyword:
immigration, body stimulation, tactile stimulation, motor stimulation
Short description of contents:
This study investigated cultural differences, continuity and change of practices concerning body stimulation in a context of immigration. Parenting behaviors during the interaction with infants at 4, 8 and 12 weeks, and parenting ethnotheories at 12 weeks of first-generation West African immigrant mothers in Italy and autochthonous Italian mothers were compared. A qualitative inspection of ethnotheories using a thematic approach was included. As expected, results showed that immigrant mothers placed more emphasis on motor stimulation and showed longer durations of rhythmic motor and rhythmic tactile behaviors than Italian mothers; the latter placed more emphasis on tactile stimulation than immigrant mothers. The practice of motor stimulation in immigrant mothers was also adapted to values of the new context of life, becoming a positive interaction game with a mutual exchange of positive emotions. Findings express the complexity of a multidimensional process of acculturation.
Web page:
https://sslvpn.univr.it/science/article/pii/,DanaInfo=www.sciencedirect.com+S0163638313001021
Product ID:
78565
Handle IRIS:
11562/628560
Deposited On:
January 9, 2016
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
CARRA C.; LAVELLI M.; KELLER H., Differences in practices of body stimulation during the first 3 months: Ethnotheories and behaviors of Italian mothers and West African immigrant mothers. «Infant Behavior & Development» , vol. 37 , n. 12014pp. 5-15

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