Case study on working mother's parenting style and the effect on child's social competence

Wing Lam TSUI

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects

Abstract

Maternal employment has increased rapidly due to different factors, which triggers off controversial debate on whether maternal employment positively or negatively determines children’s social competence. To investigate these issues, the purpose of this study was to examine working mother’s parenting style and the effect on child’s social competence, targeting on the child’s interpersonal skills and self-identity. The research was a case study design. Several research instruments were used to collect data from Mid November 2015 to Beginning of January 2016: Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ), observations (one out of five observations was carried out with intervention- drawing) and semi structure interview. It is found out that Mother E in the case adopted the authoritative parenting, which has a positive influence on Kelly’s interpersonal skills and self-identity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) (Four-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A4B034
  • Course code: ECE4061

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