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ERIC Number: ED429731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-15
Pages: 6
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Parental Style: And How It May Influence a Child's Role in Bullying.
Myron-Wilson, Rowan
This study explored the link between parenting style and different types of bullying behaviors. Data were collected from 196 students from 4 schools in London. The mean age of the subjects was 9 years, and the children were of various ethnic origins. Children were asked to nominate whether their peers took part in any of 20 difference types of behaviors related to 6 participant roles: (1) bully; (2) reinforcer; (3) assistant; (4) defender; (5) outsider; and (6) victim. Children were assigned a category based on their highest peer nomination. Children also completed a questionnaire to assess their perception of their parents' parenting style with regard to warmth, accurate monitoring, overprotection, punitiveness, and neglect. A subsample of 39 parents completed a questionnaire measuring parental warmth and restrictiveness. The findings revealed that 27 of the subjects were nominated as bullies, 15 were reinforcer bullies, 12 were assistant bullies, 86 were defenders of the victim, and 35 were victims. Reinforcer bullies scored significantly low on perceived parental warmth. Assistant bullies scored significantly high on perceived parental neglect. Victims scored significantly high on perceived punitiveness. Children nominated as reinforcer bullies also scored significantly high on perceived punitive parenting. Parents viewed themselves as significantly more warm than their children did. Parents of children nominated in the outsider role saw themselves as significantly more nurturant than parents of children in other roles. Parents of victims saw themselves as more restrictive than did parents of children in other roles. (Contains 13 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)