There has been extensive research on the implications parenting styles have on behavioral outcomes in children. These effects, some suggest, carry over into adult behavior. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 37 4— Albrecht, A.
It is possible that parents who are living under conditions of stress, such as poverty, may be less likely to display authoritative parenting behaviors, and more likely to employ less effective parenting practices. Gross, D. These children are more likely to experience problems with authority and tend to perform poorly in school.
Japanese and Chinese parents are more likely to endorse an authoritarian parenting style, such as strictness and parental control, than parents from Western cultures [ 5960 ]. Asian, Black, Hispanic and socioeconomic backgrounds e.
Of course, the parenting styles of individual parents also combine to create a unique blend in each family.
Links between parenting styles and behavior are based on correlational researchwhich is helpful for finding relationships between variables but cannot establish definitive cause-and-effect relationships. Sears, R.