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The case for the use of Ecological Momentary Assessment in the study of parental discipline practices

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Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) allows the study of people’s behaviour while they go about their everyday lives. A more reliable and complete picture of a phenomenon can be obtained when this method is used in combination with other traditional methods.

Parental discipline practices (DP) are good targets for EMA . Challenging behaviours which provoke parental DP are very frequent in childhood and often occur in an atmosphere charged with emotion. Questionnaires and laboratory observations may not fully capture those small-scale DP. Moreover, the dynamic feelings and thoughts that accompany DP are likely to be better assessed as soon as possible given their rapidly changing nature.

This presentation illustrates the use of EMA in the assessment of parental DP of a nonclinical sample of mothers’ of toddlers, focusing on its feasibility, reliability and validity of the data obtained. The talk will also address the opportunities and some of the challenges in the application of EMA in the assessment of parental DP.

This talk is part of the Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS) series.

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