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ERIC Number: EJ882267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Personality and Parenting Style in Parents of Adolescents
Huver, Rose M. E.; Otten, Roy; de Vries, Hein; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.
Journal of Adolescence, v33 n3 p395-402 Jun 2010
Since parental personality traits are assumed to play a role in parenting behaviors, the current study examined the relation between parental personality and parenting style among 688 Dutch parents of adolescents in the SMILE study. The study assessed Big Five personality traits and derived parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and uninvolved) from scores on the underlying dimensions of support and strict control. Regression analyses were used to determine which personality traits were associated with parenting dimensions and styles. As regards dimensions, the two aspects of personality reflecting interpersonal interactions (extroversion and agreeableness) were related to supportiveness. Emotional stability was associated with lower strict control. As regards parenting styles, extroverted, agreeable, and less emotionally stable individuals were most likely to be authoritative parents. Conscientiousness and openness did not relate to general parenting, but might be associated with more content-specific acts of parenting. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands