Project Title

The Relationship between Self-Construal and Parenting Practices

Presenter Information

Michaela HerbigFollow

Presenter Hometown

Louisville

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Jonathan Gore

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

Two studies examined the link between participants’ physical and relational self-construal, and their physical and relational parenting practices. We predicted that the type of self-construal would correlate with the corresponding type of parenting practices when participants thought about parenting hypothetically (Study 1) and 5n their own lives (Study 2). Participants completed an online survey that assessed their self-construal and their hypothetical or actual parenting practices. For hypothetical parenting, physical self-construal correlated positively with both physical and relational parenting practices. For actual parenting, relational self-construal and parenting practices were correlated positively. Experience in parenting influenced participants to show greater consistency between their relational self-construal and their relational parenting practices than they showed when thinking about parenting hypothetically.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

064

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The Relationship between Self-Construal and Parenting Practices

Two studies examined the link between participants’ physical and relational self-construal, and their physical and relational parenting practices. We predicted that the type of self-construal would correlate with the corresponding type of parenting practices when participants thought about parenting hypothetically (Study 1) and 5n their own lives (Study 2). Participants completed an online survey that assessed their self-construal and their hypothetical or actual parenting practices. For hypothetical parenting, physical self-construal correlated positively with both physical and relational parenting practices. For actual parenting, relational self-construal and parenting practices were correlated positively. Experience in parenting influenced participants to show greater consistency between their relational self-construal and their relational parenting practices than they showed when thinking about parenting hypothetically.