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ERIC Number: ED319486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 39
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Maternal and Paternal Disciplinary Styles: Relations with Preschoolers' Behavioral Orientations and Sociometric Status.
Hart, Craig H.; And Others
For this study of relations between maternal and paternal discipline, children's playground behavioral orientations and children's peer status, 106 mothers and fathers of preschool-age children were interviewed. The children's playground behavior in child care settings was observed and measures of sociometric status were obtained. Results indicated that children of more inductive mothers were more accepted by peers and exhibited more cooperative play and social conversation, and less arguing, aggression, and rough and tumble play. In comparison to paternal discipline, maternal discipline was found to influence broader aspects of behavior. Additive and joint interactive effects of maternal and paternal discipline were found to carry greater weight than either carried alone. Daughters of more power assertive mothers and more inductive fathers were more rejected by peers. Older preschoolers of more inductive mothers and fathers were more accepted by peers and engaged in more prosocial and less hostile and disruptive playground behavior. In general, maternal and paternal discipline and child behavior made independent contributions to peer status and prosocial aspects of behavior were found to mediate relations between more inductive parenting and older preschoolers' peer status. A total of 48 references are cited. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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