Leadership of the Research Project

Value Transmission within Family

in cooperation with Dr. Anna Döring, Royal Holloway University of London.

July 2011 – August 2012 

Abstract: The study is integrated in an international comparative study which examines value development and value transmission in childhood across cultures (Germany, France, Poland, Brazil, Israel, and Switzerland). The results of the study have shown that the family plays a crucial role in the process of shaping children’s values. However, the findings suggest that at an early age children’s values are more strongly shaped through their mothers’ values than through their fathers’ values. Based on the results of the study with respect to the family as a domain of primary socialization, further research on value transmission within other socialization domains (e.g. school) is planned in cooperation with international research partners.

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