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The Effects of a Mother's Big Five Personality Factors and Playfulness on Maternal Parenting Behavior
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 36, Issue 5,  2015, pp.173-188
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.5.173
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The Effects of a Mother's Big Five Personality Factors and Playfulness on Maternal Parenting Behavior
Han, Ji Hyeon; Lee, Jin Suk;
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a mother's big five personality factors and playfulness on maternal parenting behavior. The participants consisted of 270 mothers with young children, aged 3-6 years old. The subjects completed questionnaires on IPIP(International Personality Item Pool), PAS(Playfulness Scale for Adults) and Parenting Behavior. The results were as follows. First, regarding the relationships of the mother'personality and parenting behavior, higher levels of neuroticism(N) in the mothers resulted in lower levels of warmth acceptance(W A) in parenting behavior. Higher levels of extroversion(E), openness(O), agreeableness(A), and conscientiousness(C) resulted in higher levels of W A. In terms of the relationships of the mother's playfulness and parenting behavior, higher levels of playfulness resulted in higher levels of W A. and lower levels of permissiveness nonintervention(P N) and rejection restriction(R R). Second, N, E, C, and a maternal sense of humor had an effect in W A. C was found to have an effect in P N and N was observed to have an effect in R R.
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