Investigating the effect of parenting styles on children's social development
In the present study, the effect of parenting styles on children's social development has been investigated. In the study, 60 people are selected as the sample group using available sampling from Kimia Saadat primary school in District 3 of Shiraz.
Baumrind parenting style inventory (PSI) is used to measure parenting style and Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS) is used to measure children's social development. For this purpose, both tests are answered by parents and the statistical data are calculated by descriptive and inferential statistical methods.
The results indicate that among the three parenting styles (authoritarian, permissive, and free-range), there is only a significant relationship between free-range parenting style and social development. This means that the choice of free-range parenting style by parents leads to increased social development of children.