The study examined Filipino mothers'problem solving on issues related to child feeding, using a dyadic, peer-help approach.
The participants were mothers of children under 6 yr of age from a village in the southern Philippines, where malnutrition among children is prevalent.
Mothers were paired with a mutual friend (each nominated the other as a best friend) or a unilateral friend (only one nominated the other as a best friend) to discuss a feeding problem to which they initially gave similar solutions (agreed) and one to which they gave different solutions (disagreed).
In the final step, they were asked to give privately the solutions they considered best for the problem.
The number and quality of these final-step solutions were analyzed as a function of the friend relation, the level of initial agreement with their friend partner, and the source of the solution.
Results indicated that the quantity and quality of solutions increased from before to after the dyadic discussion, especially among mothers paired with a mutual friend with whom they agreed.
Most of their final-step solutions came from ones they themselves had generated during the discussion, not ones their friend partner had proposed.
There was also evidence that high quality solutions were generated by mothers paired with a disagreeing unilateral friend.
Implications for nutrition education concern the benefits of a peer-help. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Education nutritionnelle, Education santé, Mère, Résolution problème, Philippines, Asie, Nutrition, Enfant, Homme, Pays en développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nutrition education, Health education, Mother, Problem solving, Philippine Islands, Asia, Nutrition, Child, Human, Developing countries
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0341258
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 27/11/1998.