Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 892 - 903
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070331
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Investigation of the Relationship between Parental Attitudes and Children's Receptive and Expressive Language Skills


Şenay Özen Altınkaynak *
Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Kafkas University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the current study is to determine the relationship between parental attitudes and children's receptive and expressive language skills. In the current study investigating the relationship between parental attitudes and children's expressive and receptive language skills, the relational survey model; one of the survey models, was employed. The universe of the study is comprised of 5-6 years old children attending pre-school education institutions in the city of Kars and their parents. The sampling of the study consists of 165 children selected by means of the convenience sampling method and their parents. According to the findings of the current study, there is no significant relationship between the children's gender and their language development. There is a significant relationship between the children's perceptive and expressive language skills and their age and the number of siblings. There is no significant relationship between parents' attitudes and both the gender of the child and the gender of parents. Yet, the relationship between the number of children and parents' attitudes is significant. A significant relationship was found between democratic and authoritarian parental attitudes and children's language development.

KEYWORDS
Parental Attitudes, Receptive Language Skills, Expressive Language Skills, Parent-child Relationship

Cite this paper
Şenay Özen Altınkaynak . "Investigation of the Relationship between Parental Attitudes and Children's Receptive and Expressive Language Skills." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 892 - 903. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070331.