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Title: Using Q methodology to explore beliefs about parenting amongst social workers, clinical psychologists, paediatricians and psychiatrists
Author: Wharton, Sarah Louise
ISNI:       0000 0001 3566 4622
Awarding Body: Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2008
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The study described in this thesis investigated beliefs about what represents 'good' parenting amongst social workers, psychiatrists, paediatricians and clinical psychologists. It is argued that because parenting is a socially constructed concept and because there is no universal agreement as to what makes a 'good enough' parent, practitioners' judgements about parenting are likely to be influenced by their personal beliefs. Only two studies have directly investigated beliefs about parenting amongst professionals (Daniel, 2000; Woodcock, 2003) and both of these involved social workers only and investigated beliefs related to the assessment of children on the child protection register.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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