This research explored the relationship of children's temperament dimensions with perceived parenting style during middle childhood. It was quantitative research based on correlational design. The sample comprised of 7 to 11 years old children attending mainstream school and their parents selected through convenient sampling from different schools of Lahore. Temperament in Middle Childhood Questionnaire and Parental Perception Questionnaire was used for data collection. The results indicated that authoritative parenting style shared a significant positive relationship with positive temperamental traits like surgency and effortful control), whereas negative affectivity temperamental dimension had a significant positive association with permissive and authoritarian parenting styles. Significant gender differences were witnessed in perceived parenting styles and temperamental dimensions. Findings were discussed in the context of previous research studies.
1-Abia Nazim Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Sumbal Riaz Malik Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Ivan Suneel Associate Professor, Vice-Rector Intermediate Section, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.