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Parenting Styles and Competitiveness among Mothers of Preschool Children

Ma. Elena D. Braza, Ella Marie D. Malabanan, Miriam A. Malabanan, Elna R. Lopez

Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences
Abstract


This study investigated the effect ofParenting Styles and Competitiveness among Mothers of Preschool Children. The main objective of this study was to determine the factors of competitiveness of preschool mothers and its psychological effects on children. Both qualitative and quantitative research method were utilized in this research. The qualitative data were consisted of focus group discussion and observation. The quantitative research was composed of standardized questionnaire. Based on the results researchers have found that the parenting style of the mothers of preschooler from private school was highly Equalitarian and in public school was highly authoritarian. Psychological effects were found in children such as concept of competition, motivation of winning and determination to be successful. Family and economic aspects resulted as the dominant subject of competitiveness.

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