본문 바로가기
  • Home

A study on mothers’ control modes and adaptation of mothers and their children

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2016, 29(2), pp.1-19
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

이정옥 1 Hae Youn Choi 1

1한국상담대학원대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Based on the multi-faceted control concept of Shapiro, this study investigated the patterns of control modes used by mothers, and their impact on adaptation of mothers and their children. The 153 5th or 6th grade of elementary school and their 153 mothers participated in this study. The combination of the four control modes of mothers formed four clusters, which were named; ‘the assertive group’ using positive and negative assertive type control modes in the main, ‘the yielding group’ using positive acceptive type control mode in the main, ‘the lethargy group’ using negative acceptive type control mode in the main, and ‘the integration group’ using all the 4 types control modes. The integration group had significantly higher sense of control and life satisfaction, while the lethargy group had low sense of control and life satisfaction. Children of the integration group were reported to show significantly higher school adaptation compared other groups. But children of the integration type group showd higher autonomy only compared to the assertive group. The importance of balanced use of control modes was discussed.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.