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Ind Psychiatry J. 2009 Jan;18(1):32-5. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.57855.

Parent-child relationship in children of alcoholic and non-alcoholic parents.

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Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India.

Abstract

AIM:

Overall aim of the study was to see parent-child relationship in children of alcoholic and non-alcoholic parents.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The sample consisted of 30 alcoholic and 30 non-alcoholic parents and their children taken from Kanke Block of Ranchi district. The sample was selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Socio-demographic data sheet and Parent Child Relationship Scale (Rao, 1978) were administered to the children.

RESULTS:

In a child's perception of father in various domains of parent-child relationship, significant difference at P < 0.01 was found in the domain of symbolic punishment, rejecting, objective punishment, demanding, indifferent, symbolic reward in loving and neglecting, and in child's perception of the mother. Significant difference at P < 0.01 was found in the domain of symbolic punishment, rejecting, object punishment, indifferent and in neglecting.

CONCLUSION:

The result showed that the children of alcoholic parents tended to have more symbolic punishment, rejecting, objective punishment, demanding, indifferent, symbolic reward loving and in neglecting than children of non alcoholic parents.

KEYWORDS:

Children of alcoholics and non-alcoholics; Dimensions of parenting; Parent-child relationship

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