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| Published: March 31, 2021

The Relationship between Parenting Style and Child’s Self-concept

Mr. Sachin Babbar

BA in Psychology, Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Charu Dhankar

Assistant Prof., Department of Psychology, Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.169/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.169

ABSTRACT

The term self-concept is used to describe how a person sees or evaluates himself. Parenting refers to the social environment and the approaches used by parents to educate their offspring. Parenting style regulates mostly the kind of environment a kid is raised in. There arises a question of how closely the parent’s parenting style associated to the children’s self-concept. It’s important to ensure the parent’s parenting style is supporting growth and development because the way the parent is interacting with the child and how the parent is disciplining the child will influence him/her for the rest of their lives. In this light, a relationship between self-concept and parenting style was established through a survey. The survey consisted of two tools viz. Parenting Style Four Factor Questionnaire and Self-Concept List, which was conducted on 100 undergraduate students of the age group of 18-22. The data was gathered by Google forms. The obtained data was analysed using statistical technique of mean, standard deviation and correlation. The results supported the hypotheses. Results revealed that there is a positive correlation between the concept of self and the style of authoritative parenting. The findings revealed that there is a significant negative correlation between self-concept and authoritarian parenting style. The study revealed that there is a significant negative correlation between permissive parenting style and self-concept. The study revealed that there is a negative correlation between uninvolved parenting style and self-concept.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.169/20210901

10.25215/0901.169

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021