The Effects Of Social Pressure On Parents Use Of Control

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The primary objective of Dorien Wuyts, Maarten vansteenkiste, Elien Mabbe and of Barten Soenens study of the Effects of social pressure and child failure on parents use of control: An experimental investigation is to examine two sources of pressure, social pressure eliciting ego-involvement and child failure, in parental controlling styles and how it affects the performance of the child in a general education. They hypothesized that parents were more prone to use a controlling style because they would feel more pressure, tension, and concern on their child’s failure.
Parents control are of enormous influence for their child well-being and performance, but studies have shown that pressure is one of the main reasons of controlling parenting. Pressure is defined according to Grolnick as having the obligation either from external or internal expectations to meet a certain standard. The pressure arises from three various sources such as parents’ social environment, parents’ own character and experiences, and the child’s behavior and performance. Each parent has a unique style of interaction of with their child, but the Self-Determination Theory explains that the more controlling the parents are there’s a higher chance for maladjustment because parents tend to solve and tell the child how to solve the problem. On the other side, an engagement in autonomy-supportive practice is more efficient for better performance and social adjustment because it encourages the child to solve their problems on
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In the free-choice period they found that social pressure was related to the parent’s controlling style. In general, the study showed that control parenting is related negatively to the performance and engagement of the child. But it also showed that the use of parental control is affected by diverse sources of pressure that end up undermining children’s

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