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Title: Perceived parental supports and children’s psychological wellbeing: The case of Children living with stepparents around Sheromeda area
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Belay Tefera (Dr.)
Matewos, Gena
Keywords: Stepparent household, Stepparent;Stepchildren, perceived, Stepmother, stepfather
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived parental supports and children’s psychological wellbeing and selected variables: academic support, school material support, attachment, self-esteem, and social relationship living with stepparent and biological parent. The sample consisted of 360 participants from three elementary and higher schools. Data were collected from school children by questionnaires between the age group of 11 and 15 years old. The results showed that perceived parenting support and children’s psychological wellbeing to follow family types. Mather and father mostly acted according to straight outlook. Children tended to be fitting in their perceptions of the parental style. Stepparents perceived parental support and children’s psychological wellbeing in less parenting behaviors on children. The results are discussed in terms of how they contribute to my understanding of stepparent-stepchild relationships within the stepparent-family structure. This study fits within the existing body of literature on stepparent performance and has implications for counseling work with stepparent and for future research.
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