The Relationship between Work-Family Role Strain and Parenting Styles in Mothers of Young Children

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The relationship between work-family role strain and parenting styles (permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative) was examined. Questionnaires were completed by 45 mothers whose children (ages newborn to three years) were enrolled in early childhood centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton, Texas, area. Participants were primarily Caucasian, high-income mothers who had attended college. Results indicated no significant relationship between role strain and parenting styles. Open-ended questions revealed insights into mothers' reported role strain. This research may provide employers and professionals who work with families with information to assist mothers in reducing role strain. They may also recognize that parenting style may be independent ... continued below

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Lucas, Kimber Ghormley August 1997.

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The relationship between work-family role strain and parenting styles (permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative) was examined. Questionnaires were completed by 45 mothers whose children (ages newborn to three years) were enrolled in early childhood centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton, Texas, area. Participants were primarily Caucasian, high-income mothers who had attended college. Results indicated no significant relationship between role strain and parenting styles. Open-ended questions revealed insights into mothers' reported role strain. This research may provide employers and professionals who work with families with information to assist mothers in reducing role strain. They may also recognize that parenting style may be independent of a successful balance of work and family.

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Lucas, Kimber Ghormley. The Relationship between Work-Family Role Strain and Parenting Styles in Mothers of Young Children, thesis, August 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278123/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .