Date of Award

5-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

School of Social Work

First Advisor

Hattie M. Mitchell

Abstract

The overall objective of this study was to explore parenting attitudes and authoritarian parenting style among foster parents and non-foster parents. The Index of Parental Attitude Scale was used to measure foster and non-foster parents7 attitudes towards their child or foster child. The authoritarianism scale was used to determine if authoritarian was a style of parenting that is used by foster and non-foster parents. The treatment included a ten-minute guestionnaire on the following topics: parenting attitudes and authoritarian parenting style used in rearing a birth child or a foster child. Thirty participants completed the questionnaire, 15 foster parents and 15 non-foster parents. The study showed no significant difference in parenting attitudes used by foster parents and non-foster parents. The study also showed no significant difference in the use of authoritarian parenting style among foster and non-foster parents.

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