Title

Differences in Retrospective Perceptions of Parenting of Male and Female Inmates and Non‐Inmates*

Keywords

family life, education, inmates, parenting

Abstract

One hundred twenty‐eight inmates and 337 non‐inmates completed parenting questionnaires that assessed retrospective perceptions of their fathers' and mothers' authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles, as well as the stylistic dimensions found within the three styles. Inmates reported higher incidence than non‐inmates of both authoritarian and permissive parenting styles and dimensions, and lower incidence of the authoritative parenting style and dimensions. Significant interactions between inmate status and parent gender and child gender were also found. Recommendations for family life educators in prison settings are outlined.

Original Publication Citation

Chipman, S., Olsen, S. F., Klein, S., Hart, C.H., & Robinson, C. C. (2000). Differences in Retrospective perceptions of parenting of male and female inmates and non-inmates. Family Relations, 49, 5-11.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-06-28

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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