A quantitative analysis of the impact of parenting style on psychological well-being of youth and adolescents in Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords:parents, guardians, children, adolescents, authoritarian parents, uninvolved parents, authoritative parents, permissive parents, parental bonding, mental well-being
Family institutions play a significant role in moulding adolescents’ behaviour and psychological well-being. Parents give identity and protection to adolescents. This research has adopted a cross-sectional quantitative research design that used a survey method to collect data. This study aims to examine the connection between Baumrind’s four styles of parenting with the psychological well-being of young people; it also tries to explore how adolescents perceive the parenting styles of their mother and father based on care and overprotection that how it helps to mould and shape their development and well-being. Data are gathered from 300 participants, (150) parents aged 35-65, (150) adolescents and youth aged 15 to 22; all are studying in educational institutes and different areas of Lahore. Three structured scales, namely parental bonding instrument, parenting style questionnaire, and psychological well-being scale, are used to collect data. The convenient sampling technique is used to gather data through an online survey. After analyzing the data, the results indicate that authoritarian, uninvolved parenting styles and the age of children have a significant positive association with the psychological well-being of children. The study outcomes suggest better guidance for parents and guardians to avoid harmful behaviour affecting their youth’s psychological and mental well-being.
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