• Vinsensius Kurnia Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan St. Elisabeth Semarang
  • Probowatie Tjondronegoro Rumah Sakit St. Elisabeth Semarang
  • Eka Wahyuningrum Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan St. Elisabeth Semarang



Denver II, Parenting Style, Language Development, Preschooler


Delayed  in language developmentis variously in the world. In Australia, parents were complained language skill and speech of their children. Data from Karyadi hospital showed new visitor complained delay in verbal of their children. Role model and behavior from parents is needed for children’s growth, because children are remodeling from their nearest environment. This research aimed was  to know the correlation parent parenting style’s with the children’s language development in preschooler. This research was quantitative research uses observational analytic method with case control approach. Population is preschooler 3-5 years old in Semarang. Simple random sampling technique was used for getting 176 sample. Parenting style questionnaire was used for measuring parenting style and Denver II for delay in language development. Bivariate correlation is analyzed using Cramer’s V test. Most of the research respondents were children aged 3 years 79 (44.9%) and 88 preschooler (50%) experienced normal language. While parents were 28 years old 76 (43.2%), 156 (88.6%) parents were high school education, and parenting democratic styles 106 (60.2%), authoritarian 66 (37.5%) and permissive 4 (2.3%). Bivariate analysis with Cramer's V shows p value <0.001 and r value of 0.488. Bivariate Analysis using Cramer’s V showed p value <0,001 and r value is 0,488. There are correlation between parenting style and language development in preschooler. The strength of correlation is medium correlation. It suggested that Nurses can increase promotion efforts to increase parental knowledge about the importance of parenting for the language development of preschoolers.

Author Biographies

Probowatie Tjondronegoro, Rumah Sakit St. Elisabeth Semarang

Psikologi Klinik

Eka Wahyuningrum, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan St. Elisabeth Semarang

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