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Mothers and Fathers of Young Children: Comparison of Parenting Styles
Psychological Reports
  • Kathleen S. Bentley, Marquette University
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
3 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1991
Publisher
Ammons Scientific
Disciplines
Abstract

This study compared the developmental expectations and parenting behaviors of 52 mothers and fathers with children between the ages of 1 and 4 years, using the Parenting Inventory: Young Children. While both mothers and fathers were nurturing parents, mothers obtained significantly higher nurturing scores. Possible reasons for this difference were discussed. Developmental expectations and discipline strategies did not differ between mothers and fathers.

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Psychological Reports, Vol. 69, No. 1 (1991): 320-322. DOI. © Ammons Scientific 1991.

Citation Information
Kathleen S. Bentley and Robert A. Fox. "Mothers and Fathers of Young Children: Comparison of Parenting Styles" Psychological Reports (1991) ISSN: 0033-2941
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/14/