A Study of Relationships between Women’s Social Skills and Child-upbringing Styles (Case Study, Married Women Aged 20-55)

Hassan Shiralizadeh

Abstract


This research has been conducted with the aim of studying the relationship between women’s social skills and the child-upbringing styles among married women of 20-55 in the city of Khalkhal. The theoretical framework of this study builds on the ideas of theorists like Durkheim, Mead, Spenser, Coolie and Mannheim. This study applied survey method and the validity of questionnaire was measured through face validity, and its reliability through Cronbach’s alpha coefficient which was 0.745 for dependent variables and 0.809 for independent variables. The statistical society of this study consists of married women of 20-55 years age in the city of Khalkhal whose population according to 2012 census is 7504. Out of this number, with the use of Cochrane formula, 365 people were selected as the sample size by multi-stage cluster sampling methodology. For analyzing and interpreting data by the use of descriptive and deductive methods, and by applying SPSS, after preparing matrix table, the data was set in the form of one-dimensional and two-dimensional tables. Findings of the study showed that the more women are skilled sociologically, ethically, emotionally and educationally, the more democratic their child-upbringing style will be; and the less women are skilled sociologically, ethically, emotionally and educationally, the more autocratic or easygoing their child-upbringing style will be.


Keywords


social skills, cognitive skill, emotional skill, ethical skill, democratic child-upbringing style, easygoing child-upbringing style, autocratic child-upbringing style

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