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| Published: November 27, 2021

Parenting Style and Social Adjustment of School Going Adolescents

Sanchita Jain

M.Phil Psychiatric Social Work Trainee, Institute of Mental Health, Agra, UP. India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pradeep Kumar

Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, State Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D.S., PGIMS, (UHS) Rohtak, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Swarnlata Singh

Associate professor (Psychiatric Social Work), Institute of Mental Health, Agra, UP. India. Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.086


Parenting is considered to be a combination of biological and social process. Adolescence is an exciting and dynamic period for young people. Mother is measured to be the primary caregiver who emotionally promises and upbringing the child while, father is professed to be leading and earning. Social adjustment is an exertion made by an individual to manage with ethics, values and desires of a society in order to be accepted. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of parenting style on social adjustment among adolescent. The study was cross- sectional comparative and conducted at private schools (secondary school going students) of urban area Agra city. A series of socio demographic data sheet, Parenting style scale, social adjustment scale for the purpose of data collection. It has been found that parents have higher authoritative and authoritarian parenting style with girls and higher permissive parenting style with boys. There is a positive social adjustment with father’s parenting style & negative social adjustment with mother’s parenting style. Parenting style is very essential phenomenon for adolescent in social adjustment. By healthy parenting adolescents have positive and healthy adjustment towards society, nation and also self- development.

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ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021