A Study on The Relationship Between Parenting Styles and Adolescents Personality Factor

Bojjagani Babitha and L. Uma Devi


Adolescence is a period during which a person develops the attitudes and beliefs necessary for meaningful engagement in society. The adolescent begins to build his own identity in preparation for adulthood, and in the process, he is confronted with numerous questions and decisions that are a part of the adolescent experience. Whereas parenting styles plays a major role in shaping the personality of the adolescents. Hence the study was under taken to fi nd the relationship between parenting styles and adolescents personality factors. Exploratory research design was adopted to select the respondents. A total respondents were180 parents (either of father/ mother 90) and adolescents (90) aged 12-21 years. Adolescents and parents were selected randomly from schools and colleges located at Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Data was collected through personal interview method. Firstly, students are instructed to fi ll the general information form and to assess the personality factors, Big fi ve personality test by Goldberg (1992) was used. Whereas, parenting style four factor questionnaire by Shyny and Omana (2017). V.G. was adopted to find parenting styles adopted by parents. Data was analyzed through frequency, percentage, and correlation were used. The results from the study revealed that authoritative parenting style was adopted by majority of the adolescents’ parents and it had relationship with adolescent’s personality factors. Authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved parenting styles had negative influence on personality factors of adolescents. Adolescents; Personality development; Parenting styles; Adolescents Personality Factors.

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