Comparative Study

| Published: January 25, 2018

A Comparative Study between the Parenting Style of Working and Non -Working Mothers and Their Childs’ Temperament on Behavioural Problems: Among School Going Children

Shweta Agarwal

Consultant clinical psychologist, Columbia Asia Hospital and Jehangir Apollo Hospita, Pune, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Johnson Alex

Associate Professor Clinical Psychology, College of Medicine, DAU University, Riyadh, KSA, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.016


The study compared working and non working mother’s parenting style and their child’s Temperament and its effect on Behavioural problems: among school going children. The sample was gathered from mothers (working and non- working) of 400-school going Children of both genders, between ages 12years to 15years. Parenting style questionnaire, The Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire were given to mothers to assess their parenting styles and child’s temperament respectively. The Strength and difficulty questionnaire was given to the teachers to screen for behavioural problem among these children. Our research concluded that children’s of working and non- working mothers have behavioural problems but the children of non – working mothers have severe behavioural scores which were clinically significant than compared to children of working mothers. 
The research concluded that working status of mother do not have effect on children behavioural problems, rather other external and social factors like peer interaction, child caregiver attitude, neighbours interaction pattern and social relations and interactions have more influence on the child’s behaviour, specially, when they are in their early adolescent age. The research also concluded that temperament do not have direct effect on behavioural problems, until, the child has behavioural issues that are clinically significant and needs attention.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.016/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.016

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018

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