Parents’ perspectives on parenting styles and disciplining children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/106938
Title:
Parents’ perspectives on parenting styles and disciplining children
Authors:
Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher:
Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/106938
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Families represent the primary setting in which most children’s lives are shaped and determined. Central to the process of the socialisation of children are the parenting behaviours and discipline responses which children experience within family settings. Within these family contexts, children gradually internalise social standards and expectations, which facilitate, in turn, greater selfregulation skills and responsibility. Knowledge of the range of disciplinary tactics used by parents and of parental beliefs and attitudes to discipline strategies is, therefore, essential in order to promote and support effective and constructive parental discipline responses with children and young people. The present study sought to investigate the parenting styles and parental use of disciplinary strategies with children in Ireland, with a particular focus on attitudes to and uses of physical punishment. A further aim of the research was to identify parental attitudes to the legislative position in relation to physical punishment and children. The study adopted a telephone survey methodology, involving interviews with 1,353 women and men, with at least one child younger than 18 years of age, living in private households.
Keywords:
PARENTING SKILL; CHILD WELFARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOffice of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-29T14:26:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-29T14:26:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/106938-
dc.descriptionFamilies represent the primary setting in which most children’s lives are shaped and determined. Central to the process of the socialisation of children are the parenting behaviours and discipline responses which children experience within family settings. Within these family contexts, children gradually internalise social standards and expectations, which facilitate, in turn, greater selfregulation skills and responsibility. Knowledge of the range of disciplinary tactics used by parents and of parental beliefs and attitudes to discipline strategies is, therefore, essential in order to promote and support effective and constructive parental discipline responses with children and young people. The present study sought to investigate the parenting styles and parental use of disciplinary strategies with children in Ireland, with a particular focus on attitudes to and uses of physical punishment. A further aim of the research was to identify parental attitudes to the legislative position in relation to physical punishment and children. The study adopted a telephone survey methodology, involving interviews with 1,353 women and men, with at least one child younger than 18 years of age, living in private households.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.subjectPARENTING SKILLen
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen
dc.titleParents’ perspectives on parenting styles and disciplining childrenen
dc.typeReporten
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