Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of parenting styles on children's emotional and behavioral problems among different ethnicities of Muslim children in the U.S.
by Rosli, Noor A., Ph.D., Marquette University, 2014, 143; 3637178
Abstract (Summary)

Parenting styles create different social environments in the lives of children within the home. Many studies have investigated the effects of parenting style on children's emotional development and behavior (Liem, Cavell, & Lustig, 2010; Pezzella, 2010; Schaffer, Clark, & Jeglic, 2009; Steward & Bond, 2002; Timpano, Keough, Mahaffey, Schmidt, & Abramowitz, 2010) as well as differences in parenting across cultures (Keels, 2009; Paulussen-Hoogeboom, Stams, Hermanns, Peetsma, & Wittenboer, 2008). Limited research has been conducted on parenting style and religion, however, and especially in Muslim families, and among Muslim American families in particular. There is also a lack of research that focuses on the effects of all four parenting styles (i.e. authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and neglectful) on child development in Muslim families. Most scholars focus on authoritarian and authoritative parenting styles in their studies and disregard the permissive and neglectful parenting styles (Mayseless, Scharf, & Sholt, 2003; Takeuchi & Takeuchi, 2008).

The present study focused on associations between parenting style and measures of emotional and behavioral problems in Muslim American children. No statistically significant differences were found in emotional and behavior problems between the various parenting groups. Consistency in parenting was also not associated with emotional and behavioral difficulty scores. Authoritative parenting was found to be the most frequent parenting style among Muslim fathers in the study sample, while authoritarian parenting was the most frequently reported parenting style among the Muslim mothers in the sample.

Keywords: parenting style, children emotional and behavioral, cross-cultural, Muslim

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bardwell, Rebecca
Commitee: Edwards, Lisa, Melchert, Timothy
School: Marquette University
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- Wisconsin
Source: DAI-B 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Islamic Studies, Developmental psychology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Child behavior problems, Child emotional problems, Cross-cultural parenting, Muslim children, Parenting style
Publication Number: 3637178
ISBN: 978-1-321-19698-6
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