ERIC Number: ED310867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Child-Rearing Practices of Parents with Home and Day Care Children.
Stevens, Ann; Mills, Belen
The purpose of this study was to compare childrearing practices of mothers and fathers who cared for their 4-year-old children at home with those who enrolled their children in group day care centers. The Child-Rearing Practices Questionnarie was administered to 50 married couples with a 4-year-old to determine their childrearing practices. Items on the questionnaire were divided into seven factors which included: (1) use of punishment versus reason; (2) promotion of independence versus dependence; (3) levels of rules of behavior used; (4) amount of spouse involvement; (5) levels of rewarding children; (6) preference for older versus younger children; and (7) motivational distortion. Comparison of the mothers' responses on the questionnaire revealed no differences on childrearing factors. The mothers of the children in day care and home care perceived their role as providing nurturing and child care. The fathers' responses on the questionnaire revealed several differences between fathers of home care and day care children. The primary differences concerned factors dealing with the number of rules, the type of rewards given to children, and the preference for older over younger children. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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