This study seeks to examine the relationship between parenting styles and children’s social and emotional development. Research on types of parenting styles, defined by Baumrind and their effect on the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children was explored in this paper. Data were collected through surveys given to parents and teachers of children at the College of Wooster Nursery School, using the Parenting Styles Dimensions Questionnaire, the Social Skills Assessment and the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist. The scores of these surveys were compared using Pearson’s correlations. There was a strong positive correlation between subscales of the authoritative parenting style and children’s scores on the Social Skills Assessment, and a strong negative correlation between subscales of the authoritative parenting style and children’s scores on the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist. Through previous research and findings in this study, it is clear that parenting styles do have an effect on children’s social and emotional development.
Marlowe, Gabrielle Anna, "How Parenting Styles Affect Children's Social and Emotional Skills" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 9111.
Baumrind’s parenting styles, children’s emotional development, social skills
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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