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ERIC Number: EJ1086208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Students' Attitude toward Leisure Time Reading
Rena, Syahidah; Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Leng, Chin Hai
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v1 n2 p37-54 2013
The main purpose of this study was to state the relationship between the parenting style and students' attitude toward leisure reading. A total of 147 (65 male and 82 female) students from two classes (class five, 80 and class six, 67) were participated in the present study. The Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (ERAS) were adopted and used. Results revealed that: (a) participants held more positive attitudes toward reading; (b) males and females generally had similar attitude toward reading; (c) participants from both classes had similar attitudes toward reading; (d) authoritative style was the most highest practiced by the parents according to the students' perception on their parents' preferred type of parenting; (e) there was identifiable relationship between students' attitudes toward leisure reading and their parents' parenting style. Furthermore, there was an evidence of significant correlation between perceived parenting styles and the attitude toward leisure reading by gender; and (f) there was evidence that authoritative style raised in linear best predicted students' attitude toward leisure reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Elementary Reading Attitude Survey; Parental Authority Questionnaire
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A