Parenting Style

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The purpose of the study “Parenting Style and Academic Achievement for East Indian and Canadian Adolescents” is to examine the effects of different parenting style on school performance of both East Indian and Canadian adolescents. The three hypotheses are authoritarian parenting style is used more often in East India, Canadian children whose parent’s practice authoritative parenting style is expected to have better school performance compared to the other parenting style practice by Canadian parents, and East Indian children with parents who practices authoritarian parenting style would have better school performance compared to the other parenting styles used in East India. The participants recruited for this study are 74 East Indian consisting…show more content…
There are 3 main hypotheses that were expected of the study. The first one is that the different parenting styles are associated with the adolescent’s academic performances. The second is the influence of different parenting styles on adolescent’ results may vary because of the different sociocultural background. The last is, base on sociocultural background, the influence of parenting style is different among traditional and modern families. It was hypothesized that traditional family uses authoritarian parenting while modern family uses more of the authoritative style compared to traditional family. The study’s participants were 240 eighth graders (120 girls and 120 boys), with the median age of 14. The adolescents were required to provide their official school grades based on their final exam and to answer a questionnaire created by Buri (Parental authority questionnaire). To measure the demographic variables, the study used four variables including family fertility rate, mother’s education, residential area, and where the mother was born. The results from the data collected showed that families who were poor with traditional ways employed authoritarian parenting style more…show more content…
The study’s participants are high school students from grade eleven and twelve in Australia, Hong Kong, and US. There were 107 Chinese students born in Hong Kong students all from one school, 142 European American students also all from one school, and 133 European Australian students all from one school. The students were required to answer a questionnaire anonymously for 2 sittings, one week apart based on parenting styles. The classification of parenting style used in the questionnaire is based on Baumrind proposed scheme adopted by Dornbusch. Report cards and a self-evaluation of individual academic performance compared to classmates were used to measure school performance. Information of demographics characteristics such as parent’s college education and employment was used for the study to compare how different cultures influence the parenting styles. The result from the study showed that even thought Asian parents tend to exercise authoritarian parenting style, their children school performance is generally good. Authoritarian parenting style was positively associated to academic achievement only for the Hong Kong students. While authoritative parenting style was positively associated with academic achievement for the

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