Parenting Styles and Self-Regulation of Adolescents Among Amanuel Secondary and Preparatory School Students
Zewdie, Teka (PhD)
The main purpose of this study was to examine the impact of adolescents' perceived parenting
styles and some selected demographic factors on the self-regulation of Amanuel secondary and
preparatory school adolescent students. The data related to the demographic characteristics,
perceived parenting styles, and adolescent self-regulation were collected through self-report
measures from a total of 349 (164 females and 185 males) adolescent students selected via
stratified and simple random sampling techniques from all grade levels of the school.
Descriptive statistics, one sample t-test, independent samples t-test, one way ANOVA, and
Pearson product moment coefficient were used to analyze the data that were collected from
samples of the study. The results revealed that family structure and perceived parenting style
significantly affected Amanuel secondary and preparatory school adolescent students' selfregulation.
Hence, adolescents who were from intact families had significantly higher selfregulation
than those who were from non-intact families. In addition, adolescents who perceived
their parents as authoritative had significantly higher self-regulation score than those who
perceived their parents as authoritarian and neglectful. Sex, age, and parental education of
participant adolescents did not significantly affect their self-regulation. The finding also
indicated that there were statistically significant positive correlations between parental
dimensions (parental responsiveness and parental demandingness) and adolescents' selfregulation.
One can conclude that adolescent students of Machakel woreda had significant lower
score of self-regulation; and parenting styles and structures of their families had significantly
affected their level of self-regulation. Finally, recommendations were forwarded based on the
findings of the present study.
Key words: Adolescents, Family structure, Parental dimension, Parenting style, Self-regulation
Adolescents; Family structure; Parental dimension; Parenting style; Self-regulation
Addis Ababa University
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