Reward, impulsivity and parental self-control as antecedents of self-control in children
Self-control is, definitely, a trait which influences the whole personality, the development and the wellbeing of children. The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of parental self-control, parental impulsivity and reward granting in forming children’s self-control. The participants were 334 Romanian adolescents, who reported on parental self-control, parental impulsivity and reward granting in forming their selfcontrol. The research is based on a quasi-experimental design, with self-reported questionnaires, applied in groups. The results suggest that parental self-control influences children’s self-control and also the quality of the parent-child relationship. Reward granting mediates the relationship between parental impulsivity and child selfcontrol. The article brings further support for the idea that parents’ actions and manifest personality qualities have a significant effect on children’s level of self-control.
self-control, reward granting, parental self-control, parental impulsivity, child self-control
MARIA NICOLETA TURLIUC – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences E-mail: email@example.com