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ERIC Number: EJ1020815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Parenting Styles and Children's Social Skills as Perceived by Jordanian Mothers of Preschool Children
Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi
Early Child Development and Care, v183 n11 p1646-1660 2013
This study examined the perceived parenting styles in a sample of Jordanian mothers and their perceptions of the social skills exhibited by their preschool children. The sample consisted of 802 ("N"=802) mothers who responded to a three-part questionnaire: demographic information, parenting styles, and social skills. The results of this study indicated that the majority of mothers perceived their parenting style as authoritative (73.5%). This was followed by permissive, authoritarian, and uninvolved parenting styles. Results also indicated that mothers who perceived themselves as authoritative also perceived their children's social skills more positively. Evaluations of social skills by mothers revealed that children were perceived as highly skilled in responding to parental requests and inviting other children to join in their play activities. Cooperating and sharing behaviours received the lowest ratings as perceived by mothers. Results are discussed in association with the international literature and directions for future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
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