Parents' personality and their expectations about child's development
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CitationBegum, T., & Huque, A.-U.-. (2017). Parents’ Personality and Their Expectations about Child's Development. Universal Journal of Psychology, 4(5), 222–227. doi:https://doi.org/10.13189/ujp.2016.040502.
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of parent's personality on their expectations about the development of their children. It was hypothesized that Big-five personality would predict parental expectations. Data were collected from 64 mothers (XAge= 32.76, SD =6.95) and 36 fathers (XAge= 40.08, SD =8.35) using parental expectation questionnaire of child's development and Revised bangle version of Saucer's Big Five- Mini Markers. Multiple regression analysis indicated that openness to experience was the strongest predictor (β = .404, p <.05) followed by extraversion (β = -.351, p <.05). The model explained 24.1% variance of parental expectations of child's development. However, agreeableness, emotional stability and conscientiousness did not predict parental expectations. Possible explanations have been put forth to account for the findings.