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ERIC Number: EJ1001403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Perceived Parenting Style of Fathers and Adolescents' Locus of Control in a Collectivist Culture of Malaysia: The Moderating Role of Fathers' Education
Keshavarz, Somayeh; Baharudin, Rozumah
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v174 n3 p253-270 2013
The authors investigated the moderating role of father's education on the associations between perceived paternal parenting styles and locus of control among 382 Malaysian adolescents with an average age of 14.27. Data were collected by means of adolescents' self-report using standardized instruments (i.e., parental authority questionnaire and Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Control Scale for Children). Results revealed that there were significant negative relationships between fathers' authoritative parenting style (r = -0.243, p less than 0.001) and authoritarian parenting style (r = -0.130, p less than 0.01) with adolescents' internal locus of control. Furthermore, the findings indicated that father's high level of education moderated the relationship between perceived paternal authoritarian parenting and locus of control (b = -0.147, p less than 0.001). The findings underscore the need to include the role of parents' education when assessing the links between parenting styles and adolescents' locus of control. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia