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Conceptualising the Relationship between Maternal Parenting Style and Adolescent Self-Esteem: A Pragmatic Approach

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Boer, OE and Tranent, PJ, Conceptualising the Relationship between Maternal Parenting Style and Adolescent Self-Esteem: A Pragmatic Approach, Journal of Relationships Research, 4 Article e5. ISSN 1838-0956 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/jrr.2013.5

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between adolescent self-esteem and maternal parenting style, using the four-style typology identified by Maccoby and Martin (1983). Additionally, the researchers considered whether it was more pragmatic to conceptualise parenting style as two separate co-occurring dimensions of parenting: responsiveness and demandingness. Male and female adolescents (N = 140, mean age 14.73 years, 64% female) completed questionnaires measuring perceived maternal responsiveness and demandingness, and self-esteem. Consistent with previous research, differences were found between the four parenting styles for adolescent self-esteem. However, maternal responsiveness was demonstrated to be the only significant predictor of adolescent self-esteem (p < .001). The researchers concluded that considering responsiveness and demandingness as separate dimensions, rather than combining them to form discrete categories, provided a more accurate and practical conceptualisation of the relationship between maternal parenting style and adolescent self-esteem.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:parenting style, adolescent, self-esteem
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Author:Boer, OE (Miss Olivia Boer)
Author:Tranent, PJ (Mr Peter Tranent)
ID Code:88211
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2014-01-20
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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