The differential contribution of maternal and paternal values to social competence of preschoolers

Bigras, Marc et Crepaldi, Maria Aparecida (2012). « The differential contribution of maternal and paternal values to social competence of preschoolers ». Early Child Development and Care, pp. 1-13.

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Multivariate analyses were conducted to clarify the nature of the influences of parental values on social behaviours of kindergarteners in the context of sociodemographic variables and sex of participants. This study included 217 mothers and 172 fathers from the same families, who completed a socio-demographic questionnaire and a new Q-sort that assesses parental values on Individualism (IND)/Collectivism (COL) and Horizontal (HOR)/Vertical (VER) continuums.To test the hypothesis of an association between parental values and children’s behaviours, teachers also provided information about each child’s social competence, anger-aggression, and anxiety-withdrawal in kindergarten using the Social Competence and Behavior Scale. Parents shared a greater proportion of IND/COL than VER values and mothers were more likely to emphasise IND and COL values than fathers. Mothers within IND and COL groups had more socially competent kindergartners as reported by teachers. Considering the mixed results found in the literature regarding sex differences in parenting and behaviours of children, the present results suggested that examining more closely the system of parental values might offer valuable avenues for uture research on early childhood socialisation.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: child-rearing practices; parental values; disruptive behaviours; social competence; preschool age
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de psychologie
Déposé par: Marc Bigras
Date de dépôt: 31 oct. 2012 12:27
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:05
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/938

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