Familiy theraphy around the world: parents’ experiences of intergenerational value transmission in Turkey’s changing society: An interpretative phenomenological study
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CitationAkyıl, Y., Prouty, A. M., Blanchard, A., & Lyness, K. P. (2014). Familiy theraphy around the world: parents’ experiences of intergenerational value transmission in Turkey’s changing society: An interpretative phenomenological study. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(1), 42-65. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08975353.2014.881690
Intergenerational value transmission is a systemic phenomenon that affects parent-child relationships. However, there is a dearth of information about bidirectional value transmission processes from the perspectives of the parents. Based on an eco-systemic perspective, the researcher aimed to understand the parents experience of transmission of values with their adolescent children. This process included: What they chose to transmit, how they had tried to transmit, and the ways they negotiated value differences. The researcher conducted semi-structured interviews in Istanbul, Turkey with 6 upper-middle class parents who had children between the ages of 13 and 19. Interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed 6 main themes that described parents experiences: (a) family connectedness, (b) transfer strategies, (c) transformations, (d) a changing world, (e) reflecting on parenting, and (f) process between the parents. The researcher then discusses the implications for clinicians and researchers.