Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study examined the relationship between parenting style and preschoolers' perceptions of intention, their anger, and their aggressive behavior. Each child was told eight variations of the same story and then was asked to rate the characters' intentions and anger. The parents were given the Modified PARI (Emmerich, 1969) and the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1983) to measure parenting style and the child's aggressive behavior. A regression analysis resulted in a significant Beta score of .41 (p<. 02) between hostility rejection parenting style and the child's perception of intention. Previous research shows a relationship between perception of intention and anger or aggressive behavior (Rotenberg, 1985; Fine, 1980); thus, the results of this study suggest that perception of intention could serve as a mediator between hostile parenting and anger or aggressive behavior.
BF1 .M63 v. 5 no. 1 1997
Bardina, Patricia and Wilson, Michelle
"The relationship between parenting style and chilren's anger, aggressive behavior, and perception of intention,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol5/iss1/5