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Better safe than sorry? Identifying causes of overprotective parenting in a changing social world

Project description

Why parents nowadays are doing too much for their children

Today’s parents are more overprotective than in the past. To uncover the reasons for this, the EU-funded SAFE-SORRY project will explore the societal, economic and cultural causes of overprotective parenting. It will test whether overprotection is rooted in parents’ context-related representations, such as their perceptions of societal expectations about how parents ought to raise children. The project will also explore whether specific characteristics of their cultural context shape these representations. Using a multi-method approach (longitudinal, experimental, observational and cross-cultural research), SAFE-SORRY will focus on the fundamental importance of considering the complexities related to the socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which parent–child interactions take place.

Host institution

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 966,00
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 966,00
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

See on map

Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00