|dc.identifier.citation||The Person and the Challenges, 2015, vol 5, No. 2, s. 123-135||pl_PL|
|dc.description.abstract||The role of parents-in-law according to Erik Erikson’s theory, has been analyzed
in this paper.
Erikson claims that a man develops throughout his whole life, solving subsequently
appearing crises. The proper solution of these crises enables the achievement of
integration. The results of research, carried out by Menelaos Apostolou, regarding the
influence of parents on the choice of a son or daughter-in-law have been presented in
this paper. These results show that the marital choices of offspring most often lack their
parents’ approval, and they often also lead parents to use manipulation techniques.
Such regularity is often the basis of difficult spouse-parent-in-law relationships.
The role of parents-in-law takes place in the period of middle adulthood in which
an individual faces the productivity-stagnation process. It has been assumed that the
role of parents-in-law is embedded in this crisis. According to Erikson, the crisis in
the period of middle adulthood, as well as in any other period, is the friction of two
opposing pursuits: progression and regression, where in case of middle adulthood,
the progression stage is called productivity and regression – stagnation. Moreover,
social and individual factors (including biological and psychological levels) activating
regressive and progressive states in parents-in-law have been submitted for analysis.
It is stressed, in this paper, that the parents’ virtue, which is care, is not limited only
and exclusively to their own biological offspring – the process of upbringing should also
include a broad understanding of the notion of providing welfare to future generations.||pl_PL|
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|dc.title||Parents as parents-in-law in the light of Erik Erikson’s theory||pl_PL|
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