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Health promotion and quality of life among mothers of preadolescents in Chile: A focused ethnography

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  • The aim of this ethnographic trial was to identify cultural patterns present in mothers’ actions when protecting their children from environmental risks like drugs and violence. Data collection consisted in a tape-recorded structured interview with 10 mothers of 9 to 13-year-old preadolescents, complemented with pictures, field notes and participant observation. Mothers conceptualize their child as a “Big Boy” who wants to make his own decisions and be independent, generating conflicts in the family as a whole. As a conclusion, mothers perceive their pre teenagers as more vulnerable, so a close guiding and control is necessary for their developing activities. They believe it will help their children to recognize hazardous situations and stay away from them.

  • Date created
    2005
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  • Type of Item
    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3M03Z44W
  • License
    Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International
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    • Silva, J.H. & Olson, J.. (2005). Health promotion and quality of life among mothers of preadolescents in Chile: A focused ethnography / Promocion de salud y calidad de vida en madres de preadolescentes de la comunidad de Chiguayante - Chile: Una etnografia enfocada. Revista latino-Americana de Endfermagem / Latin American Journal of Nursing,13, 1164:1168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692005000800010.