The Degree of Contribution of Patterns of Mothers’ Treatment to the Emotional Balance of Kindergarten Children


  •  Sami Salamah Al-Massarweh    
  •  Safia M. Jabali    
  •  Abdelraouf Hameed Alyamani    
  •  Mohamd M. AL-Dlalah    

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the degree of contribution of mothers’ treatment patterns to the emotional balance of kindergarten children and to achieve the objectives of the study; two scales were built: a questionnaire to measure mothers’ treatment patterns and a questionnaire to measure the emotional balance of kindergarten children after ensuring their validity and reliability. The study sample consisted of 195 children aged 5-6 who were selected from the private kindergartens of the Naour Brigade in Amman Governorate in Jordan. After using arithmetic means, standard deviations, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis, the results of the study reached the following:

  • The most common treatment pattern for mothers was the democratic one.
  • The level of emotional balance among kindergarten children was average.
  • The results showed a positive, statistically significant correlation at the significance level (α = 0.05) between the total score of the emotional balance scale for kindergarten children and the democratic treatment pattern of mothers.
  • The results revealed a statistically significant negative correlation at the significance level (α = 0.05) between the total score of the emotional balance scale for kindergarten children and the two types of mothers’ authoritarian and abusive treatment.
  • The regression analysis results revealed that the patterns of mothers’ treatment contribute to the emotional balance of kindergarten children by 34.2%.
  • The patterns of mothers’ treatment contributed in varying proportions to the emotional balance of kindergarten children, the highest of which was the authoritarian pattern, then the neglectful pattern, and finally the democratic pattern.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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