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Parental attitudes towards pocket money, trait competitiveness and occupational stress

Kirkcaldy, B; Furnham, A; Martin, T; (2003) Parental attitudes towards pocket money, trait competitiveness and occupational stress. Journal of Managerial Psychology , 18 (4) pp. 305-323. 10.1108/02683940310473073.

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Abstract

Several hundred German parents completed a questionnaire to assess their attitudes towards pocket money and economic socialisation. In addition trait competitiveness and occupational stress were measured. Demographic variables were less predictive of competitiveness compared to psychological/attitudinal factors. The more competitive oriented parents displayed a distinct monetary attitude profile: they were less liberal, more structured and budget-oriented. They used money significantly more as a reinforcer for educational purposes, e.g. educational or scholarly success, and as an instrument to teach autonomy. Subjectively perceived occupational stress was determined by diverse socio-demographic variables, although the stress-demographic relationship was moderated by gender. Older fathers and men from a poor social-economic background (as children) tended to show greater job-related stress. Conversely, mothers from "superior" SES, with more siblings, and fewer children of their own, reported more occupational stress.

Type: Article
Title: Parental attitudes towards pocket money, trait competitiveness and occupational stress
DOI: 10.1108/02683940310473073
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/23155
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