Mothering as a Psychological Experience : A Grounded Theory Exploration

@inproceedings{Barlow2009MotheringAA,
  title={Mothering as a Psychological Experience : A Grounded Theory Exploration},
  author={Constance A. Barlow and Kathleen V. Cairns},
  year={2009}
}
The purpose of this study was to characterize the psychological experience of mothering. By asking the broad research question, "What are the psychological processes women experience as they move from childlessness through the first twelve years of mothering?," a grounded theory was developed representing the processes of mothering. Unstructured interviews… CONTINUE READING