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Authors: UMA, M.
Advisor: UMA DEVI, L.
Title: Parenting Styles and Emotional Intelligence of Adolescents
Publisher: Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University
Citation: D7071
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Parenting Styles and Emotional Intelligence of Adolescents
Abstract: Parents occupy the most important place in the perceptual world of the child and generally I'ecl a~llbivalerlt towards thc adolcsccnts' malurity and movement away from the family. They also want to steer their child away from the problem that they experienced in becoming adults. Steinberg's (1990) research indicated that a majority of parents feel that the adolescent years are the most difficult ones for child rearing. It has generally been observed that in addition to genetic factors, child-rearing practices play a vital role, in the development of a child particularly the disciplining practices are considered more important. Jnspite of rapid changes within the modem family, parental disciplining is very essential for building healthy emotionality and personality of the child. Emotional intelligence is essential for thc success 01' an individual. So in thc prescnt study an attempt was made to examine the influence of parenting styles on the emotional intelligence of adolescents. It also examined the relationship bclwcc~~ the: dcmographic, sociill and pcrsonul viiriublcs ilnd purcnling stylcs and emotional intclligencc. The Parental Interactional Style Questionnaire developed by Vivckan Rcddy (1 996) was used to elicit information regarding selected demographic variables and also the parenting styles adopted by the parents. Emotional Intelligence Inventory developed by Uma Devi and Mayuri (2003) was used to find out the emotional intelligence of the adolescents. The sample comprised of 120 parents with equal number of parents in each parenting style and their child\-cn butwcen the agc range of 15-1 7 years from the city of Visakhapatnam. 'I'hc data collcctcd wcrc subjcctcd to correlation co-clKcicnt and I: test. I'arls 01' the data was presented in frequencies and percentages. In the authoritative parenting style most of the boys had above average scores on emotional intelligence. Coming to the sub scales and their dimensions, adolescents with authoritative parcnts wcrc asscrtivc, morc socially responsible had more stress tolerance and impulse control, compared to thc udolcsccnts of authoritarian and pcrnlissivc parenting s~ylcs. The findings of the study indicate that education of the parents plays an important role in influencing the adolescents on dimensions like self-regard, 171-oblcm solving, strcss tolerance and i~npulsc control. Adolcsccnts from largc families were good at problem solving and had happy disposition, adolescent boys were more socially responsible and had better impulse control than girls. The results indicated were in congruence with Baumrind's findings that children of authoritative parents were cheerful, socially responsible; self-reliant achicvcmcnt oriented, had cxccllcnt social skills and wcrc co-operative wilh adults and pccrs. By contrast childrcn of' authoritarian parcnts tcndcd to bu moody, easily annoyed and unfriendly. Childrcn of' pcrmissivc parents wcrc often impulsive and aggressive; tend to be bossy and self-centered lacking in self control and quiet low in independence and achievement. Findings of the present study helps us to understand the influence of parenting styles on the emotional intelligence of adolescents. It can create awareness among parents, educators and counsellors and help them to have a closer look at emotional intelligence and its role in making an individual successful.
Subject: Human Development and family studies
Theme: Human Development and Family Studies
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2004
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