Parenting style and its relationship to giftedness in high school juniors and seniors
Ashmore, Wendy Smith
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The purpose of this study was to determine if authoritative parenting style was statistically significant among gifted juniors and seniors as opposed to non-gifted juniors and seniors. The researcher surveyed juniors and seniors at the select sample high school using the Parental Authority Questionnaire by Buri (1991). Three different types of parenting styles were theorized by Baumrind (1968): authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive. The results of an independent t-test and test of proportionality revealed that none of the three parenting styles showed a relationship to whether a child was determined as gifted.