Longitudinale effecten van persoonlijkheidskenmerken van ouders en kinderen op opvoedgedrag | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1567-7109
  • E-ISSN: 2468-1652



This study examined which parent and adolescent Big Five characteristics were related to parenting. Mothers ( = 467) and fathers ( = 428) reported on their personality using the Five Factor Personality Inventory, adolescents ( = 475) assessed their personality with the Hierarchical Personality Inventory for Children. Two types of parenting, overreactive discipline and warmth, were assessed two years later by parent self-reports, partner-reports and adolescent-reports, from which multi-informant factors were created. Results indicate that parental personality was more relevant for predicting overreactivity, and parent and adolescent personality were similarly relevant for predicting warmth. Associations were mostly similar for mothers and fathers of daughters and sons. Particularly parent and adolescent agreeableness, parent emotional stability, and adolescent extraversion were important predictors for both parenting behaviors. This knowledge about the individual characteristics that explain why parents parent the way they do can help the development of effective, individualized parenting interventions.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): adolescence; gender; multi-informant; parenting behavior; personality characteristics
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