Parenting: The Turkish Context

  • Hilal SenEmail author
  • H. Melis Yavuz-Muren
  • Bilge Yagmurlu
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)


This chapter aims to give the reader an analysis of parenting and family in Turkish culture. It first summarizes the main theoretical accounts that are helpful in understanding cultural differences in parenting. It then presents an overview of Turkish society, especially its women. The authors try to give a general idea about common parenting cognitions (values and goals) and behaviors in the Turkish context, but also emphasize the significant within-culture variation that appears as a function of parental education and rural vs. urban settlement. The chapter concludes with a discussion of future directions for research.


Parenting Behavior Positive Parenting Total Fertility Rate Parental Cognition Child Rear 
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  • Hilal Sen
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    Email author
  • H. Melis Yavuz-Muren
    • 1
  • Bilge Yagmurlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental PsychologyKOC UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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