Evidence from a previous study together with other studies of parental control styles suggest that helping parents teach their children might affect the role-taking skills or social sensitivity of their children. This study reported the results of a 30-week program during which parents from a Social Priority Area came into schools and were offered assistance in educating their children. Comparison of pre- and posttest scores on social sensitivity measures showed significant gains by these children as compared to a matched control group. This result suggested that if children's social sensitivity is related to parental control style then giving parents practical advice on their children's educational needs increases the likelihood of personal, as against positional, control style. Further work to directly test this hypothesis is suggested.
|Translated title of the contribution||The effects of a school based parental assistance plan on children's social sensitivity|
|Pages (from-to)||139 - 181|
|Number of pages||42|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|