A search for determinants of the authoritarian parenting style

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
John Haskins King (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative research study was to find determinants of the authoritarian parenting style and to develop a model of how determinants contribute to the expression of the style. To accomplish this goal, a five-stage, semi-structured, intensive interview procedure was developed. The general research question was: How do authoritarian parents come to utilize the authoritarian style? Three research questions were formed: (a) Have authoritarian parents experienced authoritarian parenting themselves? (b) How have authoritarian parents reacted to conflict with their own parents? (c) Is the dominant conflict style that children adopt in interaction with their parents linked to the later demonstration of the authoritarian style?

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Authoritarianism (Personality trait)
Parent and child

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