Parenting style, parenting stress, and children's health-related behaviors

Hyunjeong Park, Benita Walton-Moss

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Abstract

Objective: Parental guidance is critical to the development of children's health-related behaviors. The purpose of this study was to look at the relationship between parenting factors, including parenting style and parenting stress, and children's health-related behaviors. Methods: In this descriptive, correlational study, 284 parents of preschool children were interviewed using the Child Rearing Questionnaire and the Korean Parenting Stress Index-Short Form. Results: Parent distress, authoritative and permissive parenting styles, family income, and mother's education were significantly associated with children's health-related behaviors. Conclusions: These findings suggest that higher levels of warmth, characteristics of both parenting styles, may be a critical factor in the development of health-related behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-503
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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