Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in parenting styles

Campbell, Jennifer and Gilmore, Linda (2007) Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in parenting styles. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59 3: 140-150. doi:10.1080/00049530701449471

Author Campbell, Jennifer
Gilmore, Linda
Title Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in parenting styles
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9530
Publication date 2007-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049530701449471
Volume 59
Issue 3
Start page 140
End page 150
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the present research 286 mothers and 274 fathers were surveyed regarding perceptions of their own parenting styles, and recollections of the parenting styles used by their parents. Perceived intergenerational continuities were established for authoritarian and permissive parenting and, while same gender continuities were stronger than cross-gender continuities, significant independent cross-gender similarities were found between both fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons. Perceptions of intergenerational similarities were stronger between fathers and sons than mothers and daughters, emphasising fathers' important parenting role with their sons. Intergenerational discontinuities were found for authoritative parenting, with results suggesting that the meaning and interpretation of authoritative parenting may vary between parents and children. Current parents also perceived themselves to be less authoritarian and more authoritative and permissive than their own parents, indicating that intergenerational transmission of parenting characteristics may be moderated by a socio-cultural shift from more authoritarian to more democratic child rearing practices.
Keyword Authority questionnaire
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
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