EBEVEYNLERİN DUYGU SOSYALLEŞTİRME STRATEJİLERİ İLE ÇOCUKLARIN SOSYAL YETKİNLİK DÜZEYLERİ ARASINDAKİ İLİŞKİ
The aim of this research is to explain the relationship between parental emotional socialization strategies and social competence level of children. Convenient sampling method is used to select 364 children who are 36-72 months old, attending private and public preschools and preschools of primary and secondary schools in Çankaya, Etimesgut, Keçiören, Kazan and Çamlıdere districts of Ankara as the sample of the study. In the study, correlational model which is one of the methods of quantitative research is used. Personal Information Form, Responses to Children’s Emotions (RCE) Questionnaire and Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation-30 (SYDD-30) Scale are used as data collection tools. The data was analyzed through Pearson’s correlation coefficient, t test and one-way anova. As a result of the study, reward and neglect subscales of mothers’ emotion socialization strategies and children’s social competence were found to be significantly related. On the other hand, no relationship found between fathers’ emotion socialization strategies and children’s social competence. In addition, findings indicate that the subscales of mothers’ and fathers’ emotion socialization strategies differ in accordance with parent’s gender, age, education level, occupation, number of children and child’s gender. It is also found that children’s social competence levels differ significantly according to parent’s education level.