Handbook for the Study of Parental Acceptance and Rejection,
4th Edition (2005)
Ronald P. Rohner, PhD. & Abdul Khaleque, PhD. Eds.
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The book contains most versions of measures used in interpersonal acceptance-rejection research and clinical applications, including:
The Warmth Dimension: Foundations of Parental
Acceptance-Rejection Theory (1986, 2000)
ISBN 0-8039-2353-8 Soft Cover
Ronald P. Rohner, PhD.
This thought-provoking study is about love --- the kind of love that parents can give or withhold from their children. The warmth dimension of parenting is characterized at one end by parental acceptance and at the other by parental rejection. This work examines the antecedents, consequences, and correlates of these phenomena in the United States and across many cultures. A vital question is posed: What gives some children the capacity to cope with perceived parental rejection more effectively than most children? The problematic relationship between perceived parental rejection and child abuse and neglect is also discussed. The author breaks new ground by offering a theoretical foundation posited in his parental acceptance-rejection theory [PARTheory] now IPARTheory for the study of these and other issues.
In addition to summarizing national, international, and cross-cultural comparative(holocultural) data collected by researchers over half a century, the book lays out PARTheory's epistemological assumptions and postulates. The Warmth Dimension offers valuable insights for multidisciplinary audiences in academic, research, and practitioner-oriented settings. Raising many important but heretofore unanswered questions, this book contributes substantially toward a common conceptualization and vocabulary for the many disciplines dealing with families and children in jeopardy of child maltreatment.
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They Love Me, They Love Me Not: A Worldwide Study of the Effects of Parental Acceptance and Rejection (1975, 2000)
ISBN 0-87536-332-6 Soft Cover and electronic
Rohner P. Rohner, PhD.
This volume is regarded by many to be a classic. It's the product of nearly 15 years' research addressing three general classes of questions. Specifically, drawing from a representative sample of 101 of the world's adequately described
sociocultural systems, the work asks:
1. Do children and adults everywhere, regardless of differences in culture, race, language, or gender tend to respond in the same way when they experience themselves to be accepted or rejected by their parents?
3. How is it methodologically possible to determine if these things are true?
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Women and Children in a Bengali Village (1988)
This ethnographic and psychological community study focuses on parents’ and children’s perceptions of parental (maternal and paternal) acceptance and children’s psychological adjustment in the agricultural village of Palashpur in (West) Bengal, India. The study focuses especially heavily on Palashpur women as wives and mothers, and on their six- through twelve-year-old children at all caste levels. Part one describes the way of life of families within the village. This section emphasizes sex-role relationships and intercaste dependencies, caste differences in life-style, and intercaste tensions. Part two concentrates on perceived maternal acceptance-rejection at different caste levels, and on the effects and determinants of perceived acceptance on children’s psychological adjustment