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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Riekert, Stephanie
Email riekert.stephanie@gmail.com
URN etd-08302010-150404
Document Title An exploration of the parenting experiences of a mother bullied as a child
Degree MEd
Department Educational Psychology
Advisor Name Title
Prof D Thirion Naude Co-Supervisor
Dr C Lubbe-De Beer Supervisor
  • bullying experiences
  • bully victim profile
  • child
  • bully victim
  • parenting experiences
  • bull perpetrator
  • bullying
  • narrative research
  • mother
  • oral history
  • parenting
  • parenting styles
Date 2010-04-29
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This narrative research project aimed to explore the parenting experiences of a mother bullied as a child. Data collection involved using two transcribed, unstructured, and indepth interviews to obtain the motherís oral history, as well as a narrative that was written by the mother. During an inductive analysis of the motherís narratives, themes were identified regarding her experiences of bullying. These themes were organised as concepts pertaining to her lived experiences, feelings, and reactions of these bullying experiences. The themes were organised into factors pertaining to the circumstances/facts/conditions of her bullying experiences, namely the emotional impact, her self-esteem and identity, her personal characteristics, and her parenting style. Three spheres, each representing a section in the motherís life, were then identified as her family sphere, social sphere, and parenting sphere. Firstly, it was found that the mother presents with a profile similar to that of a bully victim, yet with importantdifferences pertaining to her own childhood context, and her construction of the term bullying. Secondly, it was also found that there exists a thematic link between the motherís childhood experiences and her parenting experiences. Finally, it was found that the motherís childhood bullying experiences culminated into the motherís own and unique parenting style.

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Riekert, S 2009, An exploration of the parenting experiences of a mother bullied as a child, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08302010-150404/ >


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