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A study of relationship between parenting styles and self-esteem : self-esteem's indicator-parenting styles

Lee, Yen Chiew (2011) A study of relationship between parenting styles and self-esteem : self-esteem's indicator-parenting styles. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Parenting style is an important topic to discuss nowadays. Previous research has reported a relation between parenting styles and self-esteem across different ethnic groups as well as various countries. This study examines the association and relationship between different parenting styles and self-esteem on Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). A sample of 100 UTAR students completed questionnaires that include Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) and Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (RSE). Result displayed that authoritative parenting style is the predominant parenting style and there was significant correlation between different parenting styles and self-esteem. Significant association was found between authoritative and authoritarian parenting style on levels on self-esteem. Greater numbers of students from authoritative families have high level of self-esteem than authoritarian families. Limitations have been stated and recommendations are provided in the discussion part. As a conclusion, present study stated that parents’ roles and their parenting styles play critical role in influencing self-esteem of children.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) Psychology
    Depositing User: Library
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2011 15:39
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 23:08
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/278

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