ERIC Number: ED166626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Can the Single Parent Parent As Well?
Flanzer, Jerry P.
The question of whether single parents are able to parent as well as those in two-parent families, as well as the differences between attitudes and practices of single mothers and fathers toward child rearing, were investigated. Members (N=179) of the Southeastern Wisconsin Parents Without Partners group completed the Single Parent Questionnaire, whose items were based on five interrelating variables important to child rearing: satisfaction with child rearing; nature of parental discipline, type and number of problem children, upbringing received by the parents; and extent of community support for single parents. Results indicated that single parents: (1) tended to be slightly authoritarian; (2) had a fairly strict upbringing; (3) were moderately satisfied with community services; (4) had more child rearing difficulties if they were female; and (5) expressed decreasing amounts of satisfaction with child rearing as the number of children in their custody increased. (HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (55th, San Francisco, California, March 27-31, 1978) ; Best copy available