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The impact of maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting.
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012 Nov 01; 17(6):e1089-95.MO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The present study investigated the correlations between maternal emotional intelligence (EQ), parenting style, child trait anxiety and child behavior in the dental setting.

STUDY DESIGN

One-hundred seventeen children, aged 4-6 years old (mean 5.24 years), and their mothers participated in the study. The BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory and Bumrind's parenting style questionnaire were used to quantify maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style. Children's anxiety and behavior was evaluated using the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) and Frankl behavior scale.

RESULTS

Significant correlation was found between maternal EQ and child behavior (r=0.330; p<0.01); but not between parenting style and child behavior. There was no significant correlation between mother's total EQ and child's total anxiety; however, some subscales of EQ and anxiety showed significant correlations. There were significant correlations between authoritarian parenting style and separation anxiety (r=0.186; p<0.05) as well as authoritative parenting style and mother's EQ (r=0.286; p<0.01). There was no significant correlation between child anxiety and behavior (r = -0.81). Regression analysis revealed maternal EQ is effective in predicting child behavior (β=0.340; p<0.01).

CONCLUSION

This study provides preliminary evidence that the child's behavior in the dental setting is correlated to mother's emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent mothers were found to have predominantly authoritative parenting style.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Daneshgah St, Tabriz 5166614711, Iran. aslaminabadi@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22926462

Citation

Aminabadi, Naser-Asl, et al. "The Impact of Maternal Emotional Intelligence and Parenting Style On Child Anxiety and Behavior in the Dental Setting." Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, vol. 17, no. 6, 2012, pp. e1089-95.
Aminabadi NA, Pourkazemi M, Babapour J, et al. The impact of maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012;17(6):e1089-95.
Aminabadi, N. A., Pourkazemi, M., Babapour, J., & Oskouei, S. G. (2012). The impact of maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, 17(6), e1089-95.
Aminabadi NA, et al. The Impact of Maternal Emotional Intelligence and Parenting Style On Child Anxiety and Behavior in the Dental Setting. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012 Nov 1;17(6):e1089-95. PubMed PMID: 22926462.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style on child anxiety and behavior in the dental setting. AU - Aminabadi,Naser-Asl, AU - Pourkazemi,Maryam, AU - Babapour,Jalil, AU - Oskouei,Sina-Ghertasi, Y1 - 2012/11/01/ PY - 2011/07/24/received PY - 2012/03/24/accepted PY - 2012/8/29/entrez PY - 2012/8/29/pubmed PY - 2013/4/30/medline SP - e1089 EP - 95 JF - Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal JO - Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the correlations between maternal emotional intelligence (EQ), parenting style, child trait anxiety and child behavior in the dental setting. STUDY DESIGN: One-hundred seventeen children, aged 4-6 years old (mean 5.24 years), and their mothers participated in the study. The BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory and Bumrind's parenting style questionnaire were used to quantify maternal emotional intelligence and parenting style. Children's anxiety and behavior was evaluated using the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) and Frankl behavior scale. RESULTS: Significant correlation was found between maternal EQ and child behavior (r=0.330; p<0.01); but not between parenting style and child behavior. There was no significant correlation between mother's total EQ and child's total anxiety; however, some subscales of EQ and anxiety showed significant correlations. There were significant correlations between authoritarian parenting style and separation anxiety (r=0.186; p<0.05) as well as authoritative parenting style and mother's EQ (r=0.286; p<0.01). There was no significant correlation between child anxiety and behavior (r = -0.81). Regression analysis revealed maternal EQ is effective in predicting child behavior (β=0.340; p<0.01). CONCLUSION: This study provides preliminary evidence that the child's behavior in the dental setting is correlated to mother's emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent mothers were found to have predominantly authoritative parenting style. SN - 1698-6946 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22926462/The_impact_of_maternal_emotional_intelligence_and_parenting_style_on_child_anxiety_and_behavior_in_the_dental_setting_ L2 - http://www.medicinaoral.com/pubmed/medoralv17_i6_p1089.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -