oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Maternal interactive behaviour: inter-generational change and continuity

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This study sets out to examine inter-generational change and continuity in maternal interactive behaviour. One hundred and sixty-four Cameroonian mothers from four main towns in four provinces constituted the sample for the study. Questionnaires were the main instrument used to obtain data for the study. Through chi-square and anova analyses the following results were obtained that the higher the level of education and the younger the mother, the more they advocate for change and that the lower the level of education and the older the mothers, the less they argue for change. At varying degrees all mothers, but more so the older mothers are seen as advocates for some elements of continuity in culturally valued maternal behaviour.

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