Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Gender difference on parenting styles and effects on psychological well-being among high school students

Subhashini Akurathi

Research Scholar, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.150/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.150


Adolescents are searching to find some forms of identity and meaning of life. They are a unique group with a wide range of difficulties and challenges to play a pivotal role in the psychosocial development of adolescents. Parenting is of central importance in empowering developmental crises, academic pressures, family conflicts, abuses, and negative peer influence. The study aimed to identify the influence of parenting styles on the psychological wellbeing of adolescents. The sample size consists of 107 adolescents (boys –58, girls – 49) randomly drawn from 8th standard to 10th standard students. Parenting styles Questionnaire and Psychological Well-being Questionnaire were used. The results revealed a significant correlation between various dimensions of psychological well-being and different types of parenting styles. The significant difference in various dimensions of parenting style and psychological well-being was found for groups of adolescents categorized based on the stage of adolescents. The beneficial impacts of Utopian expectation vs realism, in mother parenting and Lenient standard vs moralism styles are highlighted in both parenting among boys and girls group. Father and mother Reject vs acceptance parenting styles and Faulty role expectations effects on anxiety and also average energy indicated on adolescent boys and girls.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020