University Students' Perception of Parenting Styles and the Effect of This Perception on the Similarity of Parent-Child Values

Esen M. A. , Cesur S.

STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY-PSIKOLOJI CALISMALARI DERGISI, vol.35, no.2, pp.1-23, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-23


The aim of this study is to investigate the moderating effect of perceptions of university students about their parents's parenting styles on the resemblance between their values and their parents' values. In the study, Personal Information Forms, Schwartz Value Survey (Kusdil and Kagitcibasi, 2000) and Child-Rearing Styles Scale (Sumer and Gungor, 1999) were used to gather data. Results showed that university students value openness to change more than their parents. While there was no direct effect of perceived parenting styles on the values of university students other than their conformity value, there were some moderating effects; especially it was seen that perceiving fathers as accepting and concerned had an effect on the father-child value resemblance. Again, perceived parental control had an effect on the resemblance of conformity and obedience values between parents and their children.