ERIC Number: EJ1162435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Relationship between Parenting Styles, General Deviance, Academic Dishonesty, and Infidelity
Estep, Hanna M.; Avalos, Maria D.; Olson, James N.
College Student Journal, v51 n4 p473-482 Win 2017
The purpose of this study was to expand upon the existing research on the relationship between parenting styles, general deviance, and romantic infidelity. It was hypothesized that the adult children of parents who practiced authoritative parenting would report less favorable attitudes toward, and fewer incidences of, general deviance and infidelity. Participants were administered the "Parental Authority Questionnaire" (Buri, 1989) and the "Attitudes toward Sexual Infidelity Scale" (Hunyady, Josephs, & Jost, 2008). The data provided only partial support for the hypothesis, in that mothers' authoritativeness was significantly negatively related to frequency of deviance and infidelity. There was no significant relationship with attitudes toward deviance, academic dishonestly or infidelity. In addition, no significant relationships were found between any of the dependent variables and fathers' authoritativeness.
Descriptors: Correlation, Parenting Styles, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Intimacy, Deception, Sexuality, Measures (Individuals), Mothers, Authoritarianism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales, Mixed Methods Research, Regression (Statistics), Delinquency, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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