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A Qualitative Study of Iranian Parents’ Experiences of Interacting With Their Adolescent Children

Farshi, MR, Valizadeh, L, Zamanzadeh, V, Rassouli, M, Lees, D ORCID: 0000-0002-3309-108X, Lopez, V and Cleary, M ORCID: 0000-0002-1453-4850 2019 , 'A Qualitative Study of Iranian Parents’ Experiences of Interacting With Their Adolescent Children' , Journal of Transcultural Nursing , pp. 1-7 , doi:

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Introduction: Transition from childhood to adulthood is an important and challenging period for both adolescents andtheir parents, particularly in societies undergoing development and change. In Iran, cultural and social change is inextricablylinked to, and strongly impacts on, family units. Aim: To explore the experiences of parents and the strategies they usein interacting with their adolescent children. Method: Qualitative descriptive research using in-depth interviews wasconducted with 23 parents of adolescents in Iran. Transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis.Results: Parentsused two key approaches to effectively interact with their adolescent children. The first, “transformed parenting” involvedthe parents changing their parenting style and practices. The second approach, “child orientation” involved the parents tryingto control, educate, and guide their child. Implication for transcultural practice:Understanding how parents experienceinteractions with adolescents in the context of Iranian culture and increasing modernity will guide nurses to foster effectiveparenting strategies for optimal adolescent development.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Farshi, MR and Valizadeh, L and Zamanzadeh, V and Rassouli, M and Lees, D and Lopez, V and Cleary, M
Keywords: adolescent, family, fathers, mothers, parenting strategies, qualitative research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Transcultural Nursing
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
ISSN: 1043-6596
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