ERIC Number: ED117583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Demographic Factors Influencing Parental Discipline Techniques.
Zussman, John U.
Forty-four 5th graders and their mothers were interviewed about parental discipline practices toward the child. Responses were coded as indicating parental use of power assertion, love-withdrawal, or teaching (induction). Mother-child agreement and the interrelationships among the discipline types are discussed. Sex of child, measures of SES, and family size were significant predictors of parental discipline. Boys received more power assertion and love-withdrawal, and less teaching than did girls. Indicators of social status (parent education, parent occupation) related negatively to use of power assertion. Larger family size was associated with increased use of power assertion and decreased use of teaching among boys, but among girls the relationships were reversed. Processes by which these demographic variables influence parents are proposed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)