Parenting Styles, Socialization Skills as a Predictor of Depression in Adolescents

Author: Hira Fatima

Supervisor: Fatima Kamran, PhD

Degree: BS

Year: 2012- 2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was based on impact of parenting styles in developing depression in adolescents. The aim of the study was to identify the relationship between parenting styles, socialization skills and depression in adolescents. The sample consisted N = 176 adolescents with the age range of 14-16 years (M = 15.22, SD = .89). Sample was drawn by using Random Sampling Technique from Wapda School, Efa School, University laboratory school. Parenting Authority Questionnaire (PAQ), Social Competence Questionnaire (SCQ), Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) were used to assess parenting styles, socialization skill and depression respectively. Correlational research design was used. The results showed that parenting styles (authoritarian and permissive) have a relationship with depression. Socialization skills had no relationship with depression. Moreover parenting styles (authoritarian and permissive) were predictor of depression while socialization skills do not predict depression.

Keywords: Parenting styles, Socialization Skills, Depression.

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