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Title: An Empirically Derived Parenting Typology
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1. Mandara, Jelani
An Empirically Derived Parenting Typology
Working Paper, Program in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2010
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Northwestern University
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Depression (see also CESD); Discipline; Family Income; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Parent-Child Interaction; Parenting Skills/Styles; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading)

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The purpose of this study was to uncover dispositional types of parents among 4754 adolescents and their parents from the NLSY-79. Cluster analytic methods were used and five qualitatively different parenting types were uncovered. Moreover, the profiles and effects of parenting type were consistent for African, European, and Hispanic Americans. Authoritative and strict authoritative parents had much higher SES, achievement and mental health than the permissive, authoritarian or neglectful parents. Even after adjusting for the background factors, those with authoritative parents had higher achievement, fewer depressive symptoms and less externalizing problems for each ethnic group. However, European American youth were twice as likely as Hispanic and African American youth to have authoritative parents. It was concluded that the traditional conception of authoritative parenting may be optimal for all American ethnic groups, even if it is not culturally normative for some. A stricter version of authoritative parenting was also adequate.
Bibliography Citation
Mandara, Jelani. "An Empirically Derived Parenting Typology." Working Paper, Program in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2010.