Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018)

A Quantitative Study of Relationship between Parenting Style and Adolescent’s Self-esteem

Authors
Beh Xin Yun, Tan Soo Thing, Ng Chern Hsoon
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Beh Xin Yun
Available Online March 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.103How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Parenting styles, authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, self-esteem
Abstract

As most studies on the relationship between parenting style and the self-esteem are done in the Western context and culture, this study tries to explore the relationship between the parenting style and the self-esteem of a group of adolescents in a National-type Chinese school (SMJK) in Penang. That is to explore the effects of Malaysian parenting styles towards the adolescents’ self-esteem. Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem (RSE) scale were distributed to 500 students from a national type secondary school, age 13-17 to obtain their perception of their parent’s type of parenting style and their own level of self-esteem. The data obtained was further analyzed using SPSS to find out the correlations of self-esteem with various parenting styles. The SPSS results support the hypothesis of the study, that is parenting style does have correlation with self-esteem of students though the degree of correlation is rather small but statistically significant in this study. The adolescents’ level of self-esteem is negatively influenced by their perceived parent’s Authoritative or Permissive parenting style. Whereas, self-esteem is positively influenced by Authoritarian parenting style. Though the study results support the four hypotheses of the study, some of the hypothesis testing results are found to be different from previous studies found in literature. Other variables may have contributed to the study result. Future study in this area may need to isolate the influences in order to get a better picture of the relation of parenting style and self-esteem.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
March 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-688-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-18.2019.103How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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