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ERIC Number: EJ875871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Perceptions of Family Relations when Mothers and Fathers Are Depicted with Different Parenting Styles
McGillicuddy-De Lisi, Ann V.; De Lisi, Richard
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v168 n4 p425-442 Dec 2007
College students (N = 125) reported their perceptions of family relations in response to vignettes that presented 5 different parenting styles. Participants viewed family relations as most positive when parents were portrayed as authoritative or permissive and as most negative when parents were portrayed as uninvolved-neglecting or authoritarian. Student gender and parent gender effects qualified these findings. Female students reported family relations to be less positive than did male students when parents were depicted as authoritarian or as uninvolved-neglecting, and they rated family relations more positively than did male students when parents were depicted as permissive. Participants viewed family relations as more positive when mothers rather than fathers were presented as permissive and when fathers rather than mothers were depicted as authoritarian. The authors discuss the findings of the study in relation to theories of beliefs about children and implications for future parenting styles of male and female college students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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