ERIC Number: ED153117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Children's Behavior Problems and Parental Perceptual Style.
Stollak, Gary E.; And Others
This research was based on the assumption that adults structure the interpersonal world of children by differentially defining the situation. A parent who consistently anticipates bad behavior may produce a child with a negative self-image. On the other hand, an adult who assumes that the child can do no wrong may produce a child with a positive sense of self, but also a narcissistic orientation toward human relations, or a low tolerance for frustration, and a lack of internal controls. Two studies examined aspects of parent-child relationships. In general, results suggested that the greater the father's negative perceptual style score, the more frequently were father and child negative behaviors emitted during the family tasks. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility