Relationship between family background and family strengths with children's social competence

Arshat, Zarinah and Baharudin, Rozumah and Juhari, Rumaya and Abu Talib, Mansor (2009) Relationship between family background and family strengths with children's social competence. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 17 (2). pp. 205-214. ISSN 0128-7702

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This study aims to determine the relationships between family background (parental age, parental education, number of children, family monthly income) and family strengths with children’s social competence. A sample of 200 parents completed parent and child measures in a structured questionnaire. The results showed that all the variables for the family background were not significantly related to children’s social competence. Families who had higher levels of togetherness and utilized more respectful communication had children who displayed higher levels of social competence. The findings imply that children with higher levels of social competence come from families with higher level of family strengths.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Social competence; Family background; Family strengths
Subject:Child development
Subject:Social skills in children
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:16491
Deposited By: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Deposited On:18 Jun 2012 01:38
Last Modified:08 Nov 2012 07:28

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