EXAMINING ANTECEDENTS OF PERCEIVED PARENTING IN DAILY LIFE AND DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A PROCESS OF PARENTING MODEL PERSPECTIVE

2021-8-25
İplikçi, Ayşe Büşra
This thesis examined the antecedents of parental rejection in everyday life and stressful conditions. Study 1 examined the role of parents' education, depression, and socialization goals; marital conflict, and social support along with child age, for both parents, by considering the moderating role of child gender and negative affect for parental rejection. Moreover, the dyadic link among parents in terms of socialization goals, authoritative parenting beliefs were tested for parental rejection. Study 2 examined the differences in perceived rejection before and amid the Corona Virus Disease- 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic by considering the role of pandemic-related risk and protective factors through the mediating role of mothers' psychological distress. Study 1 showed that education level and social support was associated with less maternal rejection, whereas hierarchical relatedness goals was associated with increased maternal rejection. Moreover, social support for mothers was associated with less rejection, especially for girls with high negative affect. For fathers, depressive symptoms and children's negative affect were associated with paternal rejection. Autonomy supporting goals was associated with less perceived rejection by their sons. In cases of high marital conflict, fathers were perceived as less rejecting parents by their daughters and children who have less negative affect. Dyadic analysis showed that fathers' authoritative parenting beliefs mediated the link between autonomy supporting goals and parental rejection for both parents. Study 2 showed the mediating role of maternal psychological distress for pandemic-related anxiety, chaos in the family environment but not for decrease in income in predicting maternal rejection. Neither marital satisfaction nor social support had a protective role for mothers.
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A. B. İplikçi, “EXAMINING ANTECEDENTS OF PERCEIVED PARENTING IN DAILY LIFE AND DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A PROCESS OF PARENTING MODEL PERSPECTIVE,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2021.