The Values Adopted by Parents for the Effective Education of Children
Keywords:human values, hedonism, self-guidance, benevolence, empathy
This study contributes to determining the relationship between the human values by which today's parents are guided and the level of parental competence demonstrated by them. At the same time, the link between the number of children of the parent and the empathy shown by him, respectively the ability to ensure an effective education, is analyzed. The human values measured in the study are hedonism, self-guidance and goodwill. In total, the answers collected from 610 respondents who fulfill the status of parents (87% of the female gender and 13% of the male gender) with ages from under 20 years (1%) to over 50 years (19%) were analyzed.
The results indicate that as parents manage to find a balance between their own pleasures and the satisfaction of the children's needs, the level of parental competence increases as a result of the well-being felt by the parent (r = 0.19, p < .001). Parents who manage to approach everyday problems creatively, creativity being a central element of the human value of self-guidance, demonstrated a higher level of parental competence (r = 0.17, p < .001), while honesty as a sub-value of human value goodwill was also associated with parental competence (r = 0.18, p < .001). At the same time, the results indicate that the level of empathy of the parent does not increase progressively with the number of his children, and parental skills can be proven independently of the number of children of the parent.
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