Cross-cultural sleeping arrangements for children: A qualitative study
This research paper explores the sleeping arrangements of children in different cultures, and discusses the possible reasons for the observed differences. The study is based on a qualitative research design, using semi-structured interviews with parents from different cultural backgrounds. The results showed that there are significant differences in the sleeping arrangements of children in different cultures. White American parents were more likely to allow their children to sleep alone, while minority groups were more likely to practice co-sleeping. Parental choice was found to be influenced by cultural beliefs and practices, as well as the distance between parents and children. These findings suggest that culture plays a significant role in shaping parental choices regarding childrearing practices.