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The Relationship of Parenting Styles with Middle School Students' Academic Performance
- The current study was to examine the relationship of parenting styles with students’ academic performance. Baumrind’s (1971) theoretical model of parenting styles was used. It is comprised of authoritative, authoritarian, neglectful and indulgent parenting styles. Perceived parenting style scale was used and to assess the four parenting styles based on children’s perception. This scale was developed on forced-choice technique. The student’s grade point (monthly test) used to assess their school achievement. The participants are grade 9th students. The age of participants ranged from 11 to 16 years. The correlation between parenting styles and performance was computes through Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r). The results of study showed that authoritative parenting style of mother and father had a positive relationship with academic performance. While the authoritarian parenting style of mother and father had a negative relationship with academic performance. Indulgent parenting style of father was negatively correlated with academic performance. Overall, the authoritative style of parenting proved to be appositive style and authoritarian and permissive-indulgent styles proved to be negative styles of parenting in the cultural context of Myanmar.
- Taunggyi University Research Journal