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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021
Influence of Parenting Styles on Temperamet and Behavioural Problems of Young Children from Farm Families and Associated Factors
Manjula Patil  | Pavitra Bhat | Shakuntala Patil 
Abstract: A study on influence of parenting styles on temperamet and behavioural problems of young children from farm families and associated factors was carried out at University of Agriculural Sciences, Dharwad during 2019-20. The sample for the study comprised of 526 parents (302 mothers and 224 fathers) of rural farm families having children less than six years were selected through snow ball sampling technique from Dharwad, Hubli and Kalaghatagi talukas of Karnataka state. Child temperament scale and Child behaviour checklist developed by AICRP-CD (2001) was used to measure the temperament and severity of the behavoural problems among children. Results on analysis revealed that, higher percent of the children were found to have highly positive temperament. Chi square analysis showed significant association among 2-4 year 4-6 year children in case of mother’s style of parenting and 2-4 year in case of father’s style of parenting revealing that, children with high percentage of authoritative parents having children with highly positive temperament. A significant association was evident between child temperament and parenting style with respect to gender (female) and ordinal position (first born children) with high percentage of authoritative fathers and mothers having children with highly positive temperament. Majority of the children were found to have low behavioural problems and it was significantly associated with gender (female) with higher percentage of authoritative mothers having children with low behavioural problems. Behavioural problems among children was significantly associated with ordinal position (first born) with higher percentage of authoritative fathers having children with low behavioural problems.
Keywords: Temperament, Behaviour, Parenting, Authoritative, Authoritarian
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,
Pages: 331 - 336
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