Perceived Parenting Styles and Leadership Traits in Adolescents

Author: Shaista Riaz

Supervisor: Saima Ghazal, PhD

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2014-2016

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


The research was conducted to investigate the relationship between parenting styles and leadership traits in adolescents. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian and permissive) and leadership traits in adolescents. It was assumed that different parenting styles will be the predictors of leadership traits in adolescents. The sample was comprised of N = 132 (66 girls and 66 boys) from different institutes (private and government) of Lahore. Parenting Practice Questionnaire of Robinson, Barbara, Olsen and Hart (2001) was used to assess parenting styles of parents and short version of this questionnaire was used for perceived parenting styles. To measure leadership traits in adolescents Roets Rating Scale for Leadership (Roets, 1997) was used. The results indicated that perceived authoritative parenting style had the positive relationship with the leadership traits. Whereas perceived authoritarian parenting styles and perceived permissive parenting styles had no relationship with the leadership traits in adolescents. Implications of the study are discussed in the light of Pakistani cultural context, where there is already a dearth of good leadership.

Keywords: Perceived Parenting Styles, Leadership Traits, Adolescents.

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