Keywords: parenting style, employment, conflict of roles, work-family, family system


The paper discusses the connection between parenting style and the scope of the conflict between parental and business roles. For a parenting style, we used the concept of Dianne Baumrind (1966/2002), who defined three basic types of a parent-child relationship: authoritarian, authoritative and permissive. The problem of conflict is accessed through the theory of work-family conflict, the Greenhaus and Beutell model (Greenhaus and Beutell, 1985), according to which the impact of work on a family consists of three sub-dimensions: time-based conflict, strain-based conflict, and behaviour-based conflict. The survey involved 204 respondents – employed parents with at least one child aged 3 to 16 years. The results of the research have shown that the authoritarian and the permissive parenting style is accompanied by a more obvious conflict of parental and business roles, while the positive effect of employment is linked to the authoritative parenting style. Implications of the obtained findings show that business and family responsibilities enable parents to participate in multiple roles, that can be used to promote their growth and development and better functioning in the parental role.


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How to Cite
Matejević, M., & Đorđević, M. (2019). PARENTING STYLE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PARENTAL AND BUSINESS ROLES. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 7(1), 51-61.