Control and responsiveness in conjunction russian mothers with children: intracultural perspective
N.N. Avdeeva, V. Romanova
Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, Moscow
In the pilot study examined the interaction cultural-specific peculiarities of mother and child early age in various socio-cultural environments (in Moscow and Odessa). The study conducted interviews with mothers to identify the characteristics of education, video game interaction between mother and child in 4 cases (with the tasks of different levels of complexity). The results showed that the mother in Odessa, mostly focused on group values (interdependence), and in Moscow – at the self (independence, individualism). Moscow mothers are less responsive, and tend to use in conjunction with the child the primary control (especially in a situation of weak stress). With new skills Odessa mothers preferred secondary control, more tuned to the child and care for his emotional well-being. The desire of the child to cooperate with the mother in both samples was higher if the mother showed more secondary control, responsiveness and involvement in the situation of interaction.
Keywords: socio-cultural environment, the interaction of mother and child, primary and secondary control, responsiveness, play, value orientations, the values of interdependence and autonomy.