Business Psychology: Different Parenting Styles Essay

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This research investigated the affect parenting styles have on a person’s performance in the workplace. Parenting styles play a major role in a child’s future performance. How parents raise their kids affects the kids for the rest of their lives. As with any aspect of psychology there is no right or wrong way about it. However, each parenting style has its pros and cons and this is why I have chosen this topic. To find out how different parenting styles affect the performance of the child in the workplace later on in their lives.
I was involved in a project and I was investigating the effect parenting styles have on a person’s choice of a workplace and their performance later on. The topic for the research is “How parenting
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Parenting Styles
It is often difficult to find the link between the child’s later performance and the actions parents took when raising the child. Sometimes children raised in completely different environments may have similar personalities. And on the contrary some children are raised in the same environment turn out to have completely different personalities. According to Kendra Cherry (The Four Styles of Parenting, 2007) during 1960s, psychologist Diana Baumrind carried out a research investigating more than 100 pre-school children. The research was conducted using several methods such as; naturalistic observations, interviews with parents etc. After the research she has identified four major ways parents treat their children such as; * Disciplinary strategies * Warmth and nurturance * Communication styles * Expectations of maturity and control
From these results it was suggested that there are three major parenting styles. However, later research by Maccoby and Martin (1983) suggested that there is another major parenting style. The four major parenting styles are; * Authoritarian Parenting * Authoritative Parenting * Permissive Parenting * Uninvolved Parenting

Authoritarian Parenting
According Positive Parenting Ally (The four Styles, 2007) these types of parents are most of the time too demanding of their children and they establish rules that have to be followed by the children. In a case if the child

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