Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This study investigated an overarching research question: What relationships can be found between Korean fathers’ involvement and parenting styles and their children’s social competence? Correlation, multiple regression, K-mean cluster analysis, and ANOVAs were conducted to examine the following: (a) relations between fathers’ involvement and children’s social competence, (b) relations between fathers’ parenting styles and children’s social competence, (c) relations between fathers’ involvement and their parenting styles, and (d) associations between fathers’ personal characteristics and their involvement and parenting styles. The results provided strong evidence for the relationships between fathers’ involvement and their children’s social competence and for the positive impact of fathers’ authoritative parenting styles on children’s social competence. Korean fathers and mothers reported that an authoritative parenting style was a dominant style of the Korean fathers in the study. Also, fathers’ high level of involvement was significantly related to fathers’ authoritative parenting style.

Keywords

Youth & families

Disciplines

Education

Publisher

University of Georgia

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