Parental acceptance-rejection and personality development: a universalist approach to behavioral science

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Learning Halsted Press New York Published In Pages: 251-269
By Rohner, Ronald P.


This study investigates cross-cultural determinants and consequences of parental affection and rejection. Findings indicate that accepted children are less hostile and dependent and have higher self-esteem in both childhood and adulthood. Additional findings suggest that children who experienced parental acceptance had higher emotional responsiveness, better world view, more emotional stability, generosity, and nurturance as adults.

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