CHILD ACCEPTANCE-REJECTION BEHAVIORS OF LOWER AND UPPER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS MOTHERS


Erkan S., Toran M.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.38, no.3, pp.427-432, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2010.38.3.427
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-432

Abstract

In this study we sought to show the difference between the child acceptance-rejection behaviors of lower and upper socioeconomic status mothers, and establish whether or not their acceptance-rejection behaviors were affected by their age, and the number and sex of their children. A total of 246 mothers living in Diyarbakir, 123 with lower and 123 with upper socioeconomic status, was enrolled in the study. Data were gathered by using a personal information form and the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire-Mother Form (Rohner, Saavedra, & Gramm, 1980). The results revealed a significant difference between lower and upper socioeconomic status mothers' child acceptance-rejection behaviors (t = 7.709; p < 0.05). While the mothers' age (r = .202; p < 0.05) and number of children (r = .238; p < 0.01) were positively correlated to their acceptance-rejection behaviors, their children's sex did not make a significant difference to the mothers' acceptance-rejection behaviors.