A Cross-Cultural and Within-Culture Comparison of Child-Rearing Practices and Their Correlates


Aycicegi-Dinn A. , Sunar D.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.32, no.79, pp.95-110, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 79
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-110

Abstract

With the aim of making both cross-cultural and within-Turkey comparisons of young adults' perceptions of their parents' child-rearing practices with regard to acceptance, psychological control and firm control, the Children's Report of Parent Behavior Inventory (CRPBI-30; Schludermann and Schludermann, 1988) was administered to 271 U.S. and 921 Turkish university students. Turkish respondents, from 3 distinct geographical areas of Turkey (Metropolitan, West and Central-East Anatolia), also completed a measure of horizontal and vertical collectivism. Acceptance scores were similar across cultures, while parents in Turkey were rated higher on psychological control and U.S. parents were rated higher on firm control. Acceptance was negatively related to both types of control scores in both cultures. Regional differences within Turkish culture were found in the impact of factors such as sex of parent, sex of child, educational level of parents, and level of vertical collectivism in predicting parental acceptance and control scores. A Cross-Cultural and Within-Culture Comparison of Child-Rearing Practices and Their Correlates (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317491575_A_Cross-Cultural_and_Within-Culture_Comparison_of_Child-Rearing_Practices_and_Their_Correlates [accessed Nov 13 2017].