Perceived Parental Acceptance-Rejection and Artistic Preference: Replication Thirty Years Later

Carrie M. Brown, Natalie L. Homa, Rachel E. Cook, Fatimah Nadimi, Nastassia Cummings
2015 Acta de Investigación Psicológica  
In 1982, Rohner and Frampton investigated if there is a relationship in the U.S. between the degree to which adults recall themselves as having been accepted or rejected as children and their current preference for graphic art varying in complexity of design. The researchers found a relationship between these two constructs -the participants' perceived parental acceptance in childhood was associated with a preference for more complex art forms, which differed from their expectations based on
more » ... tations based on the findings of previous studies. The purpose of our study was to replicate Rohner and Frampton's (1982) work, 30 years later, in order to determine if similar findings would emerge. Among our 133 participants, perceived maternal acceptance in childhood was associated with a preference for more complex art forms [similar to Rohner and Frampton's (1982) findings]. However, our participants' perceived paternal acceptance in childhood had no association with artistic preference. We suggest that in the future, researchers work to uncover the underlying reasons for the relationship between artistic preference and perceived parental acceptance and rejection.
doi:10.1016/s2007-4719(16)30010-2 fatcat:bzmtsu2lgnauph4vtfumxnpwh4