Patterns of parental socialization in the Arab family and their effect on the child's personality: Analytical study in light of the results of previous studies

Muneer A. Karadsheh, Rahma A. Al-Mahrooqi, Shaikha H. Al-Madilwi

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This research is aimed to identify parental patterns in the Arabic family, based on the evaluative review on previous studies and research on this topic. Moreover, to review and scrutinize methods of child-rearing and its factors, and it's various reflections on the Arabic child personality in view of the results of these studies. Where more than 60 educational, psychological and social studies were viewed and previewed based on the analytical method that is known in sociology literature as (Meta-analysis methods) which benefets from the outputs of previous studies in building research and analyzing the causal relationships between forming factors of the studies phenomenon. The Meta-analysis method depends on the review of the results of previous available studies, which works on the observation of commonalities in studies to view in a scintefic and organized manner in addition to the reconstruction of different information to one form with complete parties and elements. The findings indicate the role of social and economic transformations that have influenced the Arab family structure and its various roles in the society, one of which is the parents' role in socializing their children and in the quality of the methods used to bring them up. In adittion the findings indicate the existence of radical and deep changes that have influenced the Arab family's traditional patterns and functions which have resulted in it's not performing its traditional authority as the family has given up some of its function to other entities such as school and social media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalDirasat: Human and Social Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Arab family
  • Patterns of parental socialization
  • Socialization.
  • The child's personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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