IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. A.H.M. Vijaya Laxmi, Dr. Manjula Kadapatti
The present study was aimed to analyze the adolescents’ perceived mode of parenting styles and to find out its relationship if any on their interpersonal relationship. The specific objective of the study was to study the perceived mode of parenting style and to assess the kind of Interpersonal relationship of selected adolescent respondents. And to determine relationship between each perceived mode of parenting style & the kind of Interpersonal relationship of the respondents. A total of 200 adolescents(both boys and girls ) in the age group 13-16 were considered for the study. Bhardwaj et al., parenting scale (1998) and Neera J.B interpersonal scale (2009) were used to elicit the information regarding trends in parenting styles and interpersonal relationship of adolescents. Student t test and ‘P’ test Co-efficient of correlation were used to analyse the data. The study concludes that boys and girls have different perception towards parenting styles and the difference between the gender was also statistically significant. Male and female respondents don’t differ in their interpersonal relationship. The rejection Vs acceptance, neglect Vs Indulgence, faculty role Vs expectation, parenting style of both the parents were positively co-related to interpersonal relationship. The Pearson correlation for utopian Vs realism, freedom Vs discipline, parenting style of both the parents was negatively correlated to interpersonal relationship of the male and female respondents. There is no significant correlation between perceived mode of parenting styles and interpersonal relationship among the respondents.