Authoritative maternal parenting associates with the explicit need for autonomy

Ramsay, Jonathan (2020) Authoritative maternal parenting associates with the explicit need for autonomy. Journal of Individual Differences, 41. pp. 110-116.

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Previous research suggests that parenting style influences the development of the needs for achievement, power, and affiliation. The present study investigated the relationship between parenting style and another important motive disposition – the need for autonomy – in a sample of Singapore university students (N = 97, 69% female), using a cross-sectional and retrospective design. It was predicted that an authoritative perceived parenting style would relate positively to the implicit need for autonomy (nAut), the explicit need for autonomy (sanAut), and the congruence between these two motive dispositions. Authoritative maternal parenting was found to positively associate with sanAut, while maternal parenting was not found to associate with nAut, or with nAut/sanAut congruence. Paternal parenting was not associated with any of the dependent variables.

Item ID: 60767
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2151-2299
Keywords: motivation, autonomy, parenting style, explicit motives, motive congruence
Copyright Information: © 2019 Hogrefe Publishing
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 06:36
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520503 Personality and individual differences @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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