The Role Of Parenting Styles On Development Behavior Problems

767 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
This study was about the role of parenting styles in the development behaviour problems focusing primarily on how parents handle conflict once it has occurred. It was an observational study that took place at home with 52 mothers. The study examined strategies to prevent conflict with three year olds. “It was predicted that mothers of children with behaviour problems would use fewer ‘‘positive’’ strategies to resolve conflict, and would use reactive rather than pre-emptive strategies (F. E. M. Gardner et al.). For this particular study the authors used three different hypotheses, the first one being, “compared to mothers in the control group, mothers of children with behaviour problems will be less likely to use positive child-centred strategies (including reasoning, compromises, incentives, imaginative strategies) to deal with child misbehaviour. Second, “compared to mothers in the control group, mothers of children with behaviour problems will be less likely to use strategies pre-emptively in situations where conflict is likely to arise, and more likely to use reactive strategies, i.e. those introduced only after the child has misbehaved.” Finally the third, “maternal strategies found to be linked to child behaviour problems at age 3 will also predict levels of child behaviour problems at age 5, even after controlling for levels of age 3 behaviour problems” ( F. E. M. Gardner et al.). The idea behind this project was to really learn where misbehavior was coming from; was…

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