alexa Role of Home Environment, Parental Care, Parents Personality and Their Relationship to Adolescent Mental Health
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Research Article

Role of Home Environment, Parental Care, Parents Personality and Their Relationship to Adolescent Mental Health

Sibnath Deb1*, Kevin McGirr2, Banhisikah Bhattacharya3 and Jiandong Sun4

1Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University (A Central University), Puducherry, India

2Department of Nursing, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, USA

3Heritage Engineering College, Kolkata, India

4School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Corresponding Author:
Sibnath Deb
Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University
No.16, Palaniraja Udyair Street, Lawspet
Puducherry – 8, Puducherry, Puducherry 605 008, India
Tel: 08489797876
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 06, 2015; Accepted date: November 26, 2015; Published date: December 03, 2015

Citation: Deb S, McGirr K, Bhattacharya B, Sun J (2015) Role of Home Environment, Parental Care, Parents’ Personality and Their Relationship to Adolescent Mental Health. J Psychol Psychother 5:223. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000223

Copyright: © 2015 Deb S, 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.



The study examined relationships among home environment, parents’ personality and mental health of adolescents with a focus on adjustment, anxiety, self-concept and self-confidence. A group of 370 adolescents were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire and three psychological tests; subjects were selected following a two-stage sampling technique. Participation of the adolescent students in the study was voluntary. Results indicate that parental care was associated with high self-confidence while parental pressure associated with high anxiety. Fathers’ “friendliness” associated with low emotional adjustment and high self-concept while mothers’ short-temper associated with high anxiety. Disturbed families contributed to adolescent anxiety, inability to share personal problems, parental interference in personal affairs and academic pressure. Parental traits were found to negatively influence mental health, e.g., anxiety, adjustment, self-concept and self-confidence. Findings suggest a need for expanding school guidance and counseling capacity to assist parents and adolescents with developmental tasks.


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