Fostering Children’s Creativity at Home Parenting Styles and The Climate for Creativity in Parent-Child Relationship

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Advanced Research in Teaching and Education

Year: 2022

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Fostering Children’s Creativity at Home Parenting Styles and The Climate for Creativity in Parent-Child Relationship

Dorota Maria Jankowska

 

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between dimensions of a constructive parenting style, (i.e. parental acceptance and autonomy granting) and factors of the climate for creativity in parent–child relationships (encouragement to experience novelty and variety, encouragement of nonconformism, support of perseverance in creative efforts, and encouragement to fantasize). 313 parents of children between 6 and 12 years of age participated in the study. The results indicated that (a) a constructive parenting style was positively related to three of four factors of the climate for creativity in the parent–child relationships, i.e. encouragement to experience novelty and variety, support of perseverance in creative efforts, and encouragement to fantasize in the parent–child relationship; (b) parents’ gender played an important role in the relations between dimensions of constructive parenting style and factors of climate for creativity in parent–child relationships. Findings were discussed in terms of the implications for further research and theory development in the area of family influences on the development of children’s creativity.

Keywords: climate for creativity at home, creativity, parent–child relationship, parenting styles, parents’ gender.