publication . Bachelor thesis . 2016

Parenting Style as a Predictor of Internal and External Behavioural Symptoms in Children : The Child's Perspective

Hedstrom, Ellen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Högskolan Kristianstad, Avdelningen för Psykologi
  • Country: Sweden
The aim of this study was to examine three distinct parenting styles and their effect on children’s behavioural patterns, as perceived by the child. The parenting styles, based on Baumrind’s typologies of authoritative, authoritarian and permissive parenting, were measured as well as the children’s self-rated internal and external symptoms. Results indicated that there was a relationship between authoritarian parenting and all aspects of internal symptoms (depression, loneliness and self-esteem) as well as delinquency and aggression (external symptoms). Gender had an effect on depression and loneliness with females displaying higher levels. Permissive parenting ...
free text keywords: Parenting style, Baumrind, internal symptoms, external symptoms, adolescents, gender, Psychology, Psykologi
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