Intergenerational Transmission: Do Mothers Perceive Their Parenting Style and Parental Authority as Similar to Their Parents?

Pasternak, Rachel
December 2011
Sociology Study;Dec2011, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p515
Academic Journal
The research study examines whether intergenerational transmission of parenting style and parental authority exists, and whether this transmission is influenced by level of religiosity and national-ethnic origin. We refer to four parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and neglectful; the "parental authority" domain relates to parental authority exhibited toward children in all four styles. The study used a quantitative method, and 110 Jewish and Arab-Muslim mothers in Israel filled out self-report questionnaires on two generations. The findings are: intergenerational transmission of parenting style and parental authority exist; national-ethnic origin and level of religiosity do not influence intergenerational transmission of parenting style and parental authority.


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