An Investigation into the Changes in Perceived Parenting Styles during Four Consecutive Generations

Document Type : Original Article


1 MA, University of Yazd

2 Assistant Professor, Department of General Psychology, University of Yazd

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Yazd.


The current research has been carried out with the aim of analyzing the changes in comprehended parenting styles during four consecutive generations in Yazd. The design of this descriptive research is causal-comparative. There have been 381 participants picked out from age groups, say, 12 years old (80 people), 15-17 years old (80 people), 20-25 years old (80 people), 35-40 years old (60 people), 45-55 years old (50 people) and 60 and more years old (31 people). The first and fourth sampled groups have been chosen via multi-stage sampling method, and the fifth and sixth groups, via access method. the participants answered the comprehended parenting styles questionnaire (Naghashian 1358). The results of Chi-square test indicated that the age groups are different in terms of comprehended parenting style. The strict parenting style had totally the biggest frequency percentage among the whole sampled group. In the first and second groups, the strict style was more tangible than the rest. The easy-going style dominated other styles in the third and fourth groups, and the biggest frequency related to the strict style in the sixth group. Overall, it can be concluded that in different age groups, some changes have occurred in parenting style, often leading to the strict style’s prevalence.


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Volume 15, Issue 51
Summer Quarterly
September 2020
Pages 55-70
  • Receive Date: 23 May 2019
  • Revise Date: 12 February 2020
  • Accept Date: 24 February 2020