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ERIC Number: EJ814143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Respect-Based Control and Anger as Determinants of Children's Socio-Emotional Development
Awong, Tsasha; Grusec, Joan E.; Sorenson, Ann
Social Development, v17 n4 p941-959 Nov 2008
Shortly after the birth of their infants, teenage working-class mothers were assessed on attitudes toward the need for deference to family authority (respect-based control) and anger. Their children's internalizing and externalizing problems and self-esteem were assessed approximately 12 years later. High respect-based control was linked to higher levels of externalizing problems in boys, regardless of level of maternal anger. Mothers who were low in anger and high in respect-based control had children who exhibited higher levels of self-esteem. Respect-based control predicted inconsistent rule enforcement, but not lack of warmth or harsh parenting. Arguments are made for distinguishing among various forms of control (e.g., authoritarian, psychological, behavioral, and respect-based) as well as the affective context in which they are administered in order to achieve an adequate understanding of the socialization process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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