Effects of Intimate Marital Relationships Upon Self-Reported Rearing Styles Among Japanese Parents of Young Children
Xi Liu, Masayo Uji, Toshinori Kitamura*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 17
Last Page: 22
Publisher Id: TOFAMSJ-1-17
Article History:Received Date: 5/3/2008
Revision Received Date: 15/4/2008
Acceptance Date: 16/4/2008
Electronic publication date: 7/5/2008
Collection year: 2008
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In order to examine the effects of intimate marital relationships upon self-reported rearing styles towards a young child, 118 Japanese couples with at least one child were administered a set of questionnaires. A path analysis showed that wives whose husbands treated them with an affectionate attitude were more likely to hold affectionate childrearing styles; wives whose husbands treated them with a controlling attitude were more likely to hold overprotective child-rearing styles; husbands whose wives acted in controlling ways towards them tended to exhibit less affectionate and more overprotective rearing child-rearing practices.