Chapter 6. Inducing Mattering

  1. Gregory C. Elliott

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch6

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence

How to Cite

Elliott, G. C. (2009) Inducing Mattering, in Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305784.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162425

Online ISBN: 9781444305784

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Keywords:

  • inducing mattering;
  • mattering - fundamental and necessary in everyday lives of people;
  • absence of mattering - leading to antisocial and self-destructive behavior;
  • social structures in orientations and activities of family members;
  • social-structural underpinnings of mattering;
  • predicted scores on Mattering to Family Index;
  • teaching children to understand they matter - crucial issue;
  • awareness - realization that others know we exist;
  • importance being established - by investing one's resources in another and showing they matter;
  • parenting tactics and inducing a sense of mattering to family

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Social-Structural Underpinnings of Mattering

  • A Different Perspective

  • Teaching Children That They Matter

  • Parenting Styles and Mattering to Family

  • Parenting: It's Not About the Parent

  • Too Much Mattering?

  • The Future of Mattering