Parenting styles and self-efficacy of adolescents: Malaysian scenario

Cai Lian Tam, Amanda Chong, Amudha Kadirvelu, Yoon Ting Khoo

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    Parenting styles and its impact on adolescents psychosocial development has been an area of interest in the field of psychology. Previous studies have revealed that parenting styles are correlated with adolescents self-esteem, drug and alcohol use, delinquency and academic performance. This study aimed to investigate the effect of parenting styles namely authoritative, authoritarian and permissive on adolescents self-efficacy level. A hundred and twenty students served as participants for this study. The mean age for the entire sample was 18.441 and had an equal number of males and females. A single survey was administered and data on perceived parenting styles and ratings on self-efficacy were collected. Correlation was carried out and results indicated that authoritative parenting style is highly associated with self-efficacy. Regression result showed that authoritative parenting style contributes 12.8 towards student s self-efficacy. However, authoritarian and permissive parenting styles do not produce any significant relationship when associated with self-efficacy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19 - 25
    Number of pages7
    JournalGlobal Journal of Human Social Sciences (GJHSS)
    Issue number14 (Version 1)
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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