Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between social adaptation skills and parental attitudes of five-year-old children attending preschool education. The sample of the study consists of 200 children and their parents in the five-year age group attending kindergarten in Bornova district of İzmir city center in 2019-2020 academic years. A “General Information Form” containing demographic information prepared by the researcher was used in order to collect data. In order to measure the social adaptation skills of children, “Marmara Social Emotional Adaptation Scale for Five Year Old Children” was used. “Parental Attitude Scale” was used to determine the attitudes of the parents. According to the results of the study, a negative correlation was found between the general parental attitude of the parents and the social emotional adjustment levels of the five-year-old children. This result indicates that when the parental attitude levels are increased, the social emotional adjustment levels of the five-year-old children will decrease, and when the parental attitude levels are decreased, the social-emotional adjustment of the five-year-old children will increase.
Social adaptation, parental attitudes, child.