Author: Sehrish Javed
Supervisor: Mr. Faiz Younas
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was designed to find out relationship between parenting styles, self esteem, and achievement motivation and which parenting style is the predictor of high self esteem and achievement motivation among university students. Cross sectional research design and purposive sampling technique was used. Sample comprised of 100 students (50 males and 50 females) from the University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. The age range of participants was 18 – 25. Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ, Buri, 1991), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE, Rosenberg, 1965), and Achievement Motivation Questionnaire (Ray, 1979) were used for assessment. Data was analyzed by using SPSS. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis and Regression analysis were conducted to find out the relationship between the variables and which parenting style is the predictor of high self esteem and achievement motivation among university students. The findings suggested that self esteem has negative significant relationship with permissive parenting style of mother among university students. Achievement motivation is positively correlated with authoritarian parenting style of mother among university students. Achievement motivation has positive significant relationship with authoritarian parenting style of father among university students. Only permissive parenting style predicts high self esteem among university students. Authoritarian parenting style predicts high level of achievement motivation among university students.
Keywords: Parenting Styles, Self Esteem, Achievement, Motivation.
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