The Predictive Effect of Father-Child Relationship on Peer Relationships of Young Children

Volume 5 Issue 4
Pages: 343-352 Download Count : 1409 View Count: 1615 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.754272 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive effect of father-child relationship on peer relationships of young children. The population of the study comprised of 5–6 year-old children (N=105), who were attending the kindergarten class of primary schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Denizli, as well as their fathers. A relational survey method was used in this study. A Personal Information Form, developed by the researchers, Child-Parent Relationship Scale (Father Form), the Child Behaviour Scale, and the Peer Victimization Scale were used to collect data of the study. Father-child relationship significantly predicted levels of prosocial, aggressive, asocial, excluded, hyperactivity-distractible, and peer victimization behaviours of young children. Accordingly, it could be concluded that father-child relationship is effective on peer relationships of young children


  • Father-child relationships
  • peer relationships
  • young children
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