Regras, rotinas e rituais em famílias reconstituídas

  • Liliana Sofia Maia Teixeira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The aim of this dissertation is to explore and to understand the perception of fathers and / or mothers and their respective partners, for instance, stepmothers and stepfathers, about parenting, including not only routines and rituals, but also some stressors and gratification factors. In order to understand the perceptions and meanings of the participants, a qualitative study was done. After several meetings, five semi-open interviews were made and its contents were analysed through a category system, as known as, with NVivo. After analyzing the objectives of this study, the results are: both fathers and / or mothers and their partners are present in routine childhood; rules relate moments to the routine of children, especially at meal time and bedtime; the stressors are related to the establishment of rules and routine moments for example, the time to do the homework; the most common rituals in stepfamilies are christmas and birthdays and they are associated with factors of gratification and management of coparenting among the partner of stepfamilies is more present than in relation to biological parents / mothers.
Date of Award25 Jul 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorElisa Veiga (Supervisor), Lurdes Veríssimo (Co-Supervisor) & Mariana Negrão (Co-Supervisor)


  • Stepfamilies
  • Coparenting
  • Parental stress
  • Parental satisfaction
  • Routines
  • Rules
  • Rituals


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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