The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 21
Page No. 5123 - 5127

Association Between Mothers’ Personality and Patterns of Maternal Child Relationship

Authors : Jamal Hosseini and M. Mahbobeh Faramarzi

Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to examine the association between five factors mothers’ personality and four patterns of Maternal Child Relationship (MCR) included acceptance, overprotection, overindulgence and rejection. A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to December 2015 in women who referred to Family Physician Centers and Pediatric Clinic of Razi Hospital in Ghaemshahr city. Two hundred women, who had education at least 5 years had at least a baby more than 9 months age and willingness to participate the study were included. The subjects filed two questionnaires; Mother-Child Relationship Evaluation (MCRE) and NEO-FFI, during the physician visit in the clinics. There was negative significant correlation between overindulgence and all factors of mothers’ personality included neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. There was no significant relationship between three other patterns of MCR (acceptance, overprotection and rejection) and five factors of the personality. In regression models, neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness explained 10, 5, 14, 10 and 17% the variance of the overindulgence pattern of MCR, respectively. The results support the idea that mothers’ personalities are exclusively predicted overindulgence pattern of MCR.

How to cite this article:

Jamal Hosseini and M. Mahbobeh Faramarzi, 2016. Association Between Mothers’ Personality and Patterns of Maternal Child Relationship. The Social Sciences, 11: 5123-5127.

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