IMPACT OF PERMISSIVE PARENTING STYLE ON CLASS PERFORMANCE OF ADOLESCENTS IN SITAPUR DISTRICT OF UTTAR PRADESH
Sarla Devi* and Dr. V. Raji Sugumar
Parenting style and parenting attitude plays a significant role in the emotional maturity and academic performance of adolescents. With this prelude the present study was conducted to assess the impact of permissive parenting style on class performance of adolescents in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. 296 aadolescents (176 boys and 120 girls from Senior Secondary schools in Sitapur district) with their respective permissive parents (assessed using Parenting style questionnaire by Robinsons et al., 1995) were included in the study. The socio-demographic profiles of the subjects were elicited using a self-designed questionnaire and their class performance was obtained from teacher records. The result reveals that permissive parenting style was predominant in boys (59.5%) than girls (40.5%) with majority of them being first born (34.8%). About 58% of the students were from rural area and 59.8% belonged to nuclear family system. Students studying in Hindi medium (69.3%) with UP Board (69.3%) in co-education schools (87.2%) were higher in number. Maximum numbers of student (36.8%) were aged about 15 years. The class performance of the adolescents with permissive parents was found to be good and moderate in 40.9% and 38.2% of the students respectively. The present study concludes that permissive parenting style has a positive effect on the class performance of adolescents.
Keywords: Parenting style, permissive parents, adolescents, class performance.
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