The researchers investigated personality development and parenting styles using Individual Psychology as a theoretical base. Specifically, the researchers examined the extent to which Baumrind's (1996) parenting styles relate to particular personality lifestyle attributes of adolescents and their parents. A second aspect of this study was to identify the extent to which adolescents' psychological birth order relates to perceptions about parenting. The sample consisted of 80 adolescents from a high school in the southeastern United States and their parents. Statistically significant relationships were found relating parenting style to Adlerian personality lifestyle attributes and psychological birth order. This study provides cross-generational information about personality lifestyle attributes and parenting. Understanding specifically how lifestyle personality attributes and psychological birth order relate to parenting is beneficial information for clinicians and parent educators. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
In this report parental psychopathology and parenting discipline styles will be evaluated to see if there is a significant correlation with their child’s pathology. The four main parenting styles considered in this report include Authoritarian, Authoritative, Neglectful and Indulgent (Santrock, 2008). Considering attachment styles in relation to the parent’s psychopathology and parenting styles is also considered (Brook, Balka, Fei, & Whiteman, 2006; Nishikawa, Sundbom, & Hägglöf, 2010; Rodríguez, Donovick & Crowley, 2009; Roelofs, Meesters, ter Huurne, Bamelis, & Muris, 2006; Surcinelli, Rossi, Montebarocci, & Baldaro, 2010; Vostanis, Graves, Meltzer, Goodman, Jenkins, & Brugha, 2006). Mothers and fathers, individually as well as incorporated, are considered on both male and female child and their pathology. The psychopathologies of focus of this report include: anxiety, depression, delinquency, self-concept, and hyperkinetic disorders. The primary focus of this report is to answer two main questions: First, what psychological disorders have a high correlation with which parenting styles? Secondly, does parenting style have a direct correlation with psychopathology of parents that will be passed onto the child outside of biological factors?