Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?: The Effects of Child-Rearing on Developing Gender Indentity


Children's lives are significantly shaped by parenting techniques and the environment, particularly in terms of gender development. In light of this, the study employed Narrative Psychology to investigate the influence of child raising on the four participants from Science City of Muñoz, Philippines. The data was interpreted using Schütze's notion of Narrative Analysis. Participants shared that the manner in which their parents disciplined them played an important role in influencing their gender development, with strict parents able to provide well-disciplined sons and daughters based on their professions, achievements in life, and preformed responsibilities as individuals. The participants mentioned that their experiences as a man and a woman as a result of their parents' child rearing approaches taught them to value the life and to stand on their own feet. As a result, as kids go through adolescence and into adulthood, they become less dependent on their parents and develop more independence in all parts of their life. The basic idea is that parents have a strong influence on the gender features and development of their children, as well as the course they follow in their life. The findings also revealed that, despite the hurdles that their respective families provided to them as men and women, the participants managed to perform their socially mandated tasks based on their gender. The findings have significance for developing better child rearing strategies and protocols for educational institutions engaged with child management.

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Laurence Lingat, Central Luzon State University, Philippines
Pamela Canaveras, Central Luzon State University, Philippines

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Conference: ACP2024
Stream: Psychology and Education

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