ERIC Number: ED367931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Parenting Styles as They Relate to Self-Esteem and Adjustment.
Sigward, Timothy M.; And Others
This study was conducted to examine the relationships between parental styles and the components of self-esteem that correspond to Damon and Hart's conceptualization of the self. Specifically, high levels of both parental control and parent acceptance were hypothesized to be positively related to self-esteem. Undergraduate students (N=225) rated their parents' parental styles, appraised components of their own self-esteem, and assessed their adjustment. Subjects completed a demographic questionnaire, the Children's Report of Parental Behavior Inventory for both parents, the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, and the Langner Symptom Survey. Two multiple analyses of variance, one for mothers and one for fathers, were performed relating parental styles, components of self-esteem, and adjustment. No significant relationships were found for fathers. Mothers' Control was negatively related to physical and personal self-esteem and to adjustment, and when mothers had high Firm Control, mothers' Acceptance was positively related to social, behavior, and general self-esteem and to adjustment. The findings pertaining to the different components of self-esteem are consistent with Damon and Hart's developmental sequence of the self. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Convention (Chicago, IL, April 30, 1992).