Author: Syeda Samra Batool Naqvi,
Supervisor: Ms. Omama Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to explore the relationship of parenting styles, birth order and family size with academic performance. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship of parenting styles, birth order and family size with academic performance. A non probability purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of l00 (20 males, 80 females) students was collected from Government College University and University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Students of final Semester of Msc and BS (Hons) were included in the sample. Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ, Buri, 1991) was used for assessment. Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to analyze data. No correlation was found between parenting styles and academic performance. Family size was negatively correlated with the academic performance. Birth order was also not correlated with academic performance. Authoritarian parenting style of both mother and father was negatively correlated with academic performance while authoritative and permissive parenting styles of both father and mother were not correlated with academic performance. Present research can provide awareness in the future management of family size so that individuals can perform better academically.
Keywords: parenting style, birth order, family size, academic performance.
Visit University to get the full thesis.
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 92-42-9231245