Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2014

A Comparative Study of the Two Dimensions of Parenting Style and their Effects on the Self-Concept of Pre-Adolescents

Dr. Giselle D’souza

Associate Professor, St. Teresa’s Institute of Education, Mumbai. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Jennie Mendes

Associate Professor, Ophia College for Women, Mumbai Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20140201

DOI: 10.25215/0201.044


Self-concept of adolescents has been one of the personality constructs that has attracted the attention of psychologists and educationists the world over. Since it is crystallized during adolescence, impacting the self-worth of youth, it becomes imperative to look into determinants of this variable in an attempt to protect their mental health. Among a myriad different factors which are thought to be responsible for influencing self-concept of teens, parenting styles has played a pivotal role. The present research endeavored to study the effect of parenting styles on the self-concept of pre-adolescents with respect to two dimensions of the namely: responsiveness and demandingness of both parents. The results indicated a significant difference in the self-concept of pre-adolescents depending on the parenting dimension of mothers/fathers. The study attempted to explore the potential benefits of either parenting dimension in boosting the self-concept of gen next.

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ISSN 2348-5396

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 1, October-December, 2014