Comparison of Parenting Styles of Mothers of Children with Behavioral Disorders and Mothers of Normal Children

Fattaneh Farkhondeh


This study compared the styles of mothers of children with behavioral disorders and mental health of mothers with normal children 5 to 12 years old. This descriptive study - a comparison was designed and implemented. The sample included 80 patients (40 women and mothers of children with behavior disorders remaining 40 mothers of normal children) was selected as an example. Baumrind styles questionnaires, tests, mental health and behavioral disorders Rutter GHQ-28 were completed by women members. Data using distributed among descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation to summarize and describe the data and to test the hypothesis test was used to compare two independent mean. T test for independent variables showed that the mental health of mothers of children with behavior disorders and normal children there are significant differences. T-test showed the scale of the independent variable mothers of children with behavior disorders and children marking the release of normal no significant difference. Independent variable T test showed the scale of authoritative mothers of children with behavior disorders and normal children no significant difference T test for independent variables showed reasonable strength scale of mothers of children with behavior disorders among children and mothers of normal children there are significant differences. Compared with normal children, mothers, mothers of children with behavioral problems in a more rational way of dealing with their children's use However, the amount of free enterprise and also impose strict authority is a logical way that seems necessary. In contrast, mothers of children with behavioral disorders using permissive parenting style and authoritarian tendencies are more involved.

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