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A qualitative study of Iranian parents’ experiences of interacting with their adolescent children


Farshi, MR and Valizadeh, L and Zamanzadeh, V and Rassouli, M and Lees, D and Lopez, V and Cleary, M, A qualitative study of Iranian parents' experiences of interacting with their adolescent children, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 30, (6) pp. 569- 575. ISSN 1043-6596 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1043659618823916


Introduction: Transition from childhood to adulthood is an important and challenging period for both adolescents and their parents, particularly in societies undergoing development and change. In Iran, cultural and social change is inextricably linked to, and strongly impacts on, family units.

Aim: To explore the experiences of parents and the strategies they use in interacting with their adolescent children. Method: Qualitative descriptive research using in-depth interviews was conducted with 23 parents of adolescents in Iran. Transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis.

Results: Parents used two key approaches to effectively interact with their adolescent children. The first, "transformed parenting" involved the parents changing their parenting style and practices. The second approach, "child orientation" involved the parents trying to control, educate, and guide their child.

Implication for transcultural practice:Understanding how parents experience interactions with adolescents in the context of Iranian culture and increasing modernity will guide nurses to foster effective parenting strategies for optimal adolescent development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adolescent, family, fathers, mothers, parenting strategies, qualitative research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Mental health services
UTAS Author:Lees, D (Mr David Lees)
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:130748
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-02-11
Last Modified:2020-05-25

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