ERIC Number: ED336193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Choices in Parenting Strategies: A Link to Self-Monitoring.
Helling, Mary Kay; And Others
The purpose of this study was to investigate a possible link between differences in parents' reactions to conflict involving their children and their children's older peers or siblings, and differences in their children's self-monitoring level. It was hypothesized that children who were high in self-monitoring would come from environments in which parental expectations differed in response to differences in context. A total of 34 mothers were administered the adult Self-Monitoring Scale and responded to 10 hypothetical situations. Their children completed the Junior Self-Monitoring Scale. Findings indicated a significant effect in regards to situation; all mothers adjusted their responses as a function of situation. In addition, mothers' attributions of responsibility for solving problems were a function of their and their children's self-monitoring status. Results are discussed in terms of parent personality, child personality, and the interaction between the two. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Monitoring
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).