Issue Two 2016
2016, Vol. 3, issue 2, (December)
Parental authoritarian style influence on the children behavior in dental office
The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between authoritarian style of the parents and the negative behavior in their children in dental office.
Methods and materials: Influence of the authoritarian style on children’s behavior in dental office was determined in 300 children and their parents, who signature inform consent. There are eight questions which determined authoritarian parents’ style, which characterized different aspects of parenting. They are adopted for parents and children. The real presence of that education was found by correlation between answers of parents and children. It was established that 41, 42% of children give evidence for presence of authoritarian parents’ style. Reliable lower numbers of parents (37%) give answers, which characterized this style. Index for positive authoritarian style for children is reliable higher than parents’ index. This indicates that children are more sensitive to authoritarian style than the parents realized.Conclusion: Most of the children rearing in authoritarian style have negative behavior.
Authors:Milena Georgieva; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia;
Milena Peneva; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia;