AUTHOR : 오지현,홍정희
INFORMATION : page. 77~95 / 2014 Vol.21 No.4
The purpose of the study was to examine the patterns of parenting attitudes and investigate the relationship between classified clusters of parenting attitudes and their adolescent children’s personal characteristics. The data was analyzed using cluster analysis and one-way ANOVAs. The results suggested three proper clusters, according to the characteristics of mothers’ parenting attitudes. Cluster 1 was categorized as ‘confused-oversensitive’, cluster 2 was categorized as ‘neglected-coercive’, and cluster 3 was categorized as ‘stable-receptive’. Additionally, the differences between adolescent children’s personal characteristics in each cluster showed distinct points of interest. In terms of the active emotion regulation method and the support seeking emotion regulation method, clusters 1 and 3 appeared to be more significant than cluster 2, whereas cluster 3 showed the highest level in resilience, followed by cluster 1 and 2, respectively. This suggests that mothers’ affirmative parenting attitudes are still important during adolescence for their child to grow and develop in an adaptive manner. The results of this study provided a deeper understanding on the operation of specific clusters of mothers’ parenting attitudes and adolescent children’s personal characteristics.