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ERIC Number: ED388932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
The Relationship between Parenting Style and Maternal Employment in Families with Elementary School Students.
Brown, Kelly; And Others
The relationship between maternal employment and maternal and paternal parenting styles is investigated in this study. Subjects included 117 two-parent families with elementary school children. Responses were obtained from 111 mothers and 24 fathers. The survey was conducted by a telephone interview lasting 10-15 minutes in duration. Questions concerned: (1) parental employment status; (2) spousal relationship; (3) parent-child relationship; (4) and parenting practices. Results showed that nonemployed mothers were most likely to have perceived high spousal support of their parenting. No significant differences were found between families with employed and unemployed mothers for frequency of children's baths, a specific parent preferred for comfort, or the number of breakfasts and dinners the family shared together. Few significant parenting styles emerged. Results suggested that in response to the child pushing another child, nonemployed mothers were more likely to use verbal interventions, whereas employed mothers were more likely to use behavioral and control interventions. Contains 11 references. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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