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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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COSTA, Amanda Cristina Ribeiro da; CAVALCANTE, Lília Iêda Chaves  and  PONTES, Fernando Augusto Ramos. Goals and strategies of socialization of parents and grandparents of children in institutional care. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.1, pp. 94-110. ISSN 1983-8220.

Studies show that socialization goals and strategies are knowledge, values and behavior patterns that caregivers hope their children show in adulthood. The objective of this study was to compare socialization and strategies of 30 parents and grandparents of children in Institutional Care. From semi-structured interviews, the answers with phrases or words of the same meaning were grouped and organized into categories. In both groups, socialization goals geared to personal development such as "be studious", "have a good profession" prevailed. The most mentioned strategies by the participants were "to study" and "have family love and affection." Differences were observed in the socialization goals issued by parents and grandparents in terms of the importance given by them to family relationships as regards children's development, even when the child, as in the case of the surveyed population, was removed from living with parents or with another person responsible for him/her as a measure of protection.

Keywords : Goals of socialization; Socialization strategies; Residential care.

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