I am conducting my thesis on experiences of cooperation and competition among mothers for my MSc in Developmental Psychopathology at Durham University (UK). Mothering behaviors are so complex and the research in competitive and cooperative experiences in humans is limited. I am looking for participation from mothers who have at lease one school-aged child (has already begun primary school). The questionnaire should take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete and if you want to follow up on the findings I would be more than happy to inform you.
I'd like to thank everyone who has completed my survey so far. I am aiming for 200 responses and I am currently at 83 (getting there!). If any other mummy feels like sparing five minutes it would be appreciated. Thank you in advance :)
Just a little message-
I have 3 weeks of data collection yet and only at 62% of the target, so I am desperate for participants.
Please if someone has not filled it out, I would be so appreciative if you take five minutes.
Thank you so much in advance,
This is a link that will give you an idea of the research in the area and the gap in literature. It is a short paper by Fisher & Moule (2013), titled: A New Direction for Intrasexual Competition Research: Cooperative Versus Competitive Motherhood.
If you take part and are interested for a taste of what has already been done in the literature here you go: