Special Issue "Parenting in the Digital Society and Healthy Development"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: family socialization; self-esteem; academic motivation at school; adolescence and adulthood; peer relationships and school adjustment; and measurement techniques (self-esteem and parenting)
Parenting is one of the most important factors related to healthy development. Scholars capture parenting through two theoretical orthogonal dimensions (i.e., unrelated): warmth and strictness. Traditionally, authoritative parenting (warmth and strictness) has been constantly identified as the optimal strategy for the healthy development of children and adolescents and even adult children. Nonetheless, the impact of parenting on psychosocial development might be different depending on the cultural context. For example, authoritarian parenting (strictness without warmth) has been associated with some benefits in American ethnic minorities (e.g., African-American and Chinese-American), or in Arab countries.
Additionally, a growing set of studies seriously questions whether parental strictness is necessary for healthy development in the digital society. Indulgent parenting (warmth without strictness) has been related to equal or even better short- and long-term socialization outcomes than authoritative parenting (warmth with strictness) among adolescents and adult children. Interestingly, it seems that the third emerging stage (i.e., indulgent parenting) could be related to healthy development even in individualistic countries (e.g., United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden). It is possible that the three stages for optimal parenting (i.e., authoritative, authoritarian and indulgent styles) can concur, at the same time, in different environments, context, and cultures, so there is a need to examine the impact of parenting on psychosocial development in different countries and settings across the globe.
This Special Issue is open to high-quality contributions on the study of healthy development, especially those focused on the role of parents.
Dr. Oscar Fernando García
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- Parental warmth and strictness
- Parenting styles
- Authoritative parenting
- Indulgent parenting
- Authoritarian parenting
- Neglectful parenting
- Children and adolescents
- Healthy development
- Competence and adjustment