Parenting Style in Relation to Mental Health among Female AdolescentsAzmat Jahan and Sushma Suri*
Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Suri S
Department of Psychology
Jamia Millia Islamia University
New Delhi, India, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 26, 2016; Accepted Date: September 23, 2016; Published Date: September 26, 2016
Citation: Jahan A, Suri S (2016) Parenting Style in Relation to Mental Health among Female Adolescents. Abnorm Behav Psychol 2:125. doi: 10.4172/2472-0496.1000125
Copyright: © 2016 Jahan A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Behavioural problems of the children are said to be caused mainly because of the nurturance and child rearing styles of the patents. The increased level of stress and anxiety in the family surroundings, which in turn influence parent child relationship, is caused due to the disorganized parenting style. The present study is designed to examine the parenting style as a correlate of mental health among female adolescents. Female adolescents (N=70), studyingin in different schools of Delhi/ NCR has been taken as the sample of the study. Parenting style was asessed by Measure of Parental style (MOPS), Parker and mental health of adolescents by DASS. The finding of the study indicated a positive significant relationship between all the dimensions of parenting style of mother and mental health i.e., indifference parenting style of mother and stress (r=0.346); over controlling parenting of mothers and stress, (r=0.350); anxiet, ( r=0.400), and depression, (r=0.453). A significant positive relationship also exist between indifference parenting style of mother and anxiety, (r=0.284). As far as the abuse parenting style is concerned, a significant positive relationship found with anxiety irrespective of gender (with father, r=0.242). (with mother, r=0.431). A significant relationship also exists between abuseparenting of mother and stress, (r=0.252); and depression (r=0.332). No significant relationship exist between any other constructs of parenting style of father and mental health.
It was reported by some of the adolescents suffering from various health issues likeinsensible, cold, pretentious behavior and unbearable words of their parents. Thus, the findingsof this study can be implemented in tailoring adolescent health promotion interventions.