Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 499–509 | Cite as

Perceived parental rearing practices and styles of coping

  • Julie Guay McIntyre
  • Jerome B. Dusek


In order to study the relation between parental rearing practices and coping dispositions, 75 females and 65 males completed the Children's Report of Parental Behavior Inventory and the COPE, a measure of general coping dispositions. Those who reported their parents had an authoritative rearing style (warmth and nurturance coupled with close monitoring and age-appropriate demandingness) used more social support and problem-focused coping than those who reported their parents used other rearing styles. In general, perceived parental warmth was related to the greater use of social support and problemfocused coping. Parental firm control was associated with increased problemfocused and reduced emotion-focused coping. The findings are discussed in the context of parental rearing styles indirectly influencing coping dispositions through their impact on feelings of competence and personal control.


Social Support Health Psychology Parental Behavior Close Monitoring Personal Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Guay McIntyre
    • 1
  • Jerome B. Dusek
    • 2
  1. 1.Russell Sage CollegeTroy
  2. 2.Syracuse UniversitySyracuse

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