ERIC Number: EJ875882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Parental Expression of Disappointment: Should It Be a Factor in Hoffman's Model of Parental Discipline?
Patrick, Renee B.; Gibbs, John C.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v168 n2 p131-145 Jun 2007
The authors addressed whether parental expression of disappointment should be included as a distinct factor in M. L. Hoffman's (2000) well-established typology of parenting styles (induction, love withdrawal, power assertion). Hoffman's 3-factor model, along with a more inclusive 4-factor model (induction, love withdrawal, power assertion, and expressions of disappointment), were respectively evaluated in exploratory factor analyses. The analysis utilized extant data (J. Krevans & J. C. Gibbs, 1996) comprised of responses by children (N = 73) and their mothers (N = 67) to an adaptation of M. L. Hoffman and H. D. Saltzstein's (1967) parental discipline measure. The findings supported Hoffman's original model. Disappointment may be reducible to love withdrawal or induction, although disappointment may be a more appropriate induction for adolescents. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Discipline, Parenting Styles, Intimacy, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Classification, Factor Analysis, Mothers, Responses, Models, Measures (Individuals), Mother Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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