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Role of parenting style and parents’ education in positive youth development of adolescents


Kiadarbandsari, A. and Madon, Z. and Hamsan, Hanina Halimatusaadiah and Mehdinezhad Nouri, K. (2016) Role of parenting style and parents’ education in positive youth development of adolescents. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 24 (4). pp. 1465-1480. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


The main purpose of this research is to determine the role of parenting style and educational level of parents in Positive Youth Development (PYD). Data were obtained using a questionnaire method involving 496 adolescent students of national secondary schools in Selangor. The findings indicate that there is a significant difference between the means for different races in PYD. This study also revealed that authoritative parenting styles, uninvolved parenting styles, and fathers’ level of education are significantly correlated to PYD. The authoritative parenting style was found to be the most significant predictor of higher PYD. These findings suggest that adolescents with authoritative parents in Malaysia show higher PYD and accordingly, they contribute to self, others and community.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Positive Youth Development (PYD); Educational level of parents; Parenting style; Adolescents; Malaysia
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 09:19
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50865
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