ERIC Number: ED382322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-26
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Fostering Parental Autonomy: An Aid to Effective Parenting.
Stanberry, J. Phillip; Stanberry, Anne M.
This study examined the feelings of confidence in parenting among 13 women enrolled in a parent education program in rural Mississippi which emphasized academic skills and personal growth. It was hypothesized that there would be a significant correlation between parents' feelings of self-differentiation and confidence as parents. Based on several measures of parental functioning and confidence, the study found a high level of intimacy between the women and their parents. It also found that the more the woman felt intimidated by her parents, the less approachable she was and the less she allowed her children to express their emotions. In addition, the more intergenerational intimidation she felt from her family of origin, the less able she was to help her child develop a healthy self-image and sense of self-reliance. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Intergenerational Conflict
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Early Childhood Association (45th, New Orleans, LA, April 11-16, 1994).