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| Published: December 25, 2016

Relationship between Perceived Parenting Skills and Self Esteem among Adolescents

Niraja. S

M.Sc Psychology Student, Department of Psychology, JBAS College for Women, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, S. Meherunissa

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, JBAS College for Women, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.137/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.137

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This study is to find the relationship of perceived parenting skills (modes), with mothering and fathering impact on the self-esteem of adolescent. This study examines the skill of father, mother, and parental (as whole) influence on the self-esteem of adolescents. The study is based on adolescents’ perception of parenting. The study involves a sample of 255 adolescent students selected randomly from two schools in the urban area. The variables in the study were measured by using Parenting Scale (Bharadwaj, Sharma, and Garg, 1998), The Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Morris Rosenberg) and demographic details. Statistical analysis was done using statistical package (SPSS), with t-test, ANOVA and Karl Pearsons Correlation. The results showed that parenting styles had significant effects on adolescents’ self-esteem. It was also found that girls had a higher level of self-esteem than the boys. However no significant difference was found in the self-esteem of adolescents based on birth order and father’s occupation. The implication of the findings is that the type of parental upbringing has significant impacts on the self-esteem of adolescent and therefore, parents and caregivers should ensure the use of best practices in child upbringing.

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Niraja. S @ nisha.meher@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.137/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.137

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016

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