Relationships between parenting style and sibling conflicts: A meta-analysis

Liu, Cong and Rahman, Mohd Nazri Abdul (2022) Relationships between parenting style and sibling conflicts: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 13. ISSN 1664-1078, DOI

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Previous studies have shown that sibling conflicts are detrimental to physical and psychological development, as well as long-term human development. Although many studies have discovered relations between parenting style and sibling conflicts, these findings were contentious and did not provide a universal solution. Therefore, the meta-analysis was used as the method to determine the nature and magnitude of the relationships. There were a total of 14,356 participants in the 16 included studies, from which 55 effect sizes were extracted. According to the overall meta-analysis results, authoritative parenting (r = -0.201) did have the potential to reduce sibling conflicts. Neglectful (r = 0.389), inconsistent (r = 0.364), indulgent (r = 0.293), and authoritarian (r = 0.235) parenting styles were related to sibling conflicts in a positive way. Moreover, the study investigated the effectiveness of several moderator variables, such as children's gender, age, region, outcome measure, and publication year. The research indicates that authoritative parenting is a protective factor of sibling conflicts. Moderator analyses found that gender, age, region, outcome measure, and publication year played moderating roles in the relationships. Finally, research limitations in the current study and expectations for future research, as well as theoretical contributions and implications for parenting practice, were presented.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Impact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research [FP026-2017A] [IIRG010C-19SAH]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parenting style; Sibling conflicts; Meta-analysis; Moderation effect
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2023 02:43
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2023 02:43

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