Which Disney Princess is the BEST role model

For many parents the recent launch of the Disney + online streaming service has been a god send in their quest to keep their children occupied during lockdown.

With a huge catalogue of movies to choose from, a category which has hugely appealed to children and adults alike is those titles which revolve around Disney princesses.

Interested in the perception of Disney princesses, SaveonEnergy.com/uk/ surveyed 2,402 parents to determine how ‘good’ of a role model they think each Disney princess is to their child(ren).

 

The Results:

Whilst all the princesses scored well, some are viewed by parents as better role models than others.

Belle (85%), Jasmine (81%) and Tiana (77%) achieved significantly high approval ratings from parents. With intelligence and hard work among the character traits associated with these three princesses, it’s easy to see why parents would want their children to look up to them.

Elsa from the phenomena that is Frozen ranks sixth. 68% of parents believe she is a good role model with positive attributes like being graceful and caring.

Focusing on some of the more recent Disney princesses, 64% of parents think Moana is a good role model, whilst only 48% feel the same way about Merida.

On the other end, Rapunzel is thought of as the least desirable role model among the Disney princesses. Just 44% of parents classify her as a good role model and think she is too dramatic.

 

Full Breakdown by Disney Princess:

 

 

Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991) – 85% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Intelligent, environmentally conscious, curious, determined, problem-solver and charismatic

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Outspoken and attention-seeking

 

Jasmine (Aladdin, 1992) – 81% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Intelligent, honest, funny, generous, independent and courageous

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Manipulative, sassy and disobedient

 

Tiana (The Princess and the Frog, 2009) – 77% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Hardworking, focused, careful, determined, intelligent and inspiring

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Witty and dramatic

 

Pocahontas (Pocahontas, 1995) – 73% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Independent, thoughtful, resourceful, nature-lover, driven and open-minded

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Mischievous and too free-spirited

 

Ariel (The Little Mermaid, 1989) – 70% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Adventurous, funny, curious, kind, innocent and creative

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Too impulsive and unfocused

 

Elsa (Frozen, 2013) – 68% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Elegant, caring, fierce, graceful, responsible and curious

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Emotionally unstable and confused

 

Moana (Moana, 2016) – 64% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Brave, confident, funny, determined, adventurous and thoughtful

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Rebellious and mischievous

 

Mulan (Mulan, 1998) – 62% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Brave, athletic, authentic, determined, funny and risk-taker

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Disobedient and self-deprecating

 

Cinderella (Cinderella, 1950) – 59% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Hopeful, kind, gracious, environmentally conscious, mentally strong and respectful

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Dramatic, too laid back and snarky

 

Snow White (Snow White, 1937) – 56% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Kind, enthusiastic, eco-friendly, sociable, optimistic and caring

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Dramatic, vain and unfocused

 

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty, 1959) – 51% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Funny, charming, graceful, optimistic, curious and eco-friendly

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Lazy and unfocused

 

Merida (Brave, 2012) – 48% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Authentic, confident, driven, resourceful, adventurous and independent

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Witty, feisty and rebellious

 

Rapunzel (Tangled, 2010) – 44% of parents view her as a good role model

Common positive character traits identified by parents: Optimistic, energetic, caring, passionate, adventurous and enthusiastic

Common negative character traits identified by parents: Dramatic, vain and carefree