Parenting Style and Adolescent Adjustment: Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study in Urban Dhaka

Authors

  • Armina Bhuiyan Ex-student, MPH (Community Medicine) Program, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka- 1212, Bangladesh
  • Md Ziaul Islam Head, Department of Community Medicine, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • Baizid Khoorshid Riaz Head, Department of Public Health and Hospital Administration, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • - Md Hamdullah Medical Officer, Department of Community Medicine, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka- 1212, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jopsom.v39i2.53160

Keywords:

Parenting style, Adolescent, Adjustment

Abstract

Background: Adolescent adjustment is associated by parenting style as well as influenced by other factors of life. The objective of this study was to assess the association between parenting style and adolescent adjustment.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 360 adolescents (180 boys and 180 girls) between 15-19 years selected by systematic random sampling from two institutions. Data were collected by semi-structured selfadministered questionnaire after taking informed written consent. The research was conducted in full accord with ethical principles and by keeping in view of the objectives of the study.

Results: Among the students, majority (74.2%) were between 15-17 years. The mean (±SD) of age was 16.66 (±1.108). Regarding parenting style, majority, 40.0% parents followed permissive style, 25.8% and 25.3% followed authoritative parenting. Only 8.9%followed negligent parenting. Majority, 59.7% of the adolescent were well adjusted. Parenting style was associated with adolescent adjustment (p<.01). There was significant mean difference in adjustment between boys and girls showing better adjustment of boys than girls (p<.01). Logistic regression between parenting style and adolescent adjustment showed, adjustment was high (OR=6.3) in permissive parenting.

Conclusion: This study showed there is significant influence of parenting style in adjustment of adolescent boys and girls which is related to the adjustment in almost all areas of life.

JOPSOM 2020; 39(2): 8-13

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Published

2021-04-25

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Bhuiyan, A., Islam, M. Z., Riaz, B. K., & Md Hamdullah, .-. (2021). Parenting Style and Adolescent Adjustment: Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study in Urban Dhaka. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 39(2), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.3329/jopsom.v39i2.53160

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