International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Comparison of Single and Two Parents Children in terms of Behavioral Tendencies
Dr. Hakan Usakli

The purpose of the present study was to compare behavioral tendencies such as assertiveness, aggressiveness and submissiveness of single parent children and normal parent children who have two parents. 75 single parent children and 75 two parent children joined in the study. CATS (Children Action Tendency Scale)(Deluty, 1979) which was adapted to Turkish by Usakli (2006) was used as an inventory. At the end of the study, it is found out that the single parent children are less assertive and more aggressive and submissive than their two parent peers. Families, teachers, school administrators and school counselors should be aware of the behavioral tendencies of single parent children. It is recommended that future studies can be about the intervention programs for single parent children to overcome their aggressiveness and submissiveness.

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