The relationship between parenting styles and adolescent runaway

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The relationship between parenting styles and adolescent runaway

 

Author: Mak, Kay-mun
Title: The relationship between parenting styles and adolescent runaway
Degree: M.A.
Year: 1998
Subject: Parent and teenager -- China -- Hong Kong
Runaway teenagers -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Applied Social Studies
Pages: viii, 117, 18 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1436979
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/722
Abstract: The study examined the impact of parenting styles on adolescents' runaway behavior and deviant behavior, taking into consideration of the adolescents' deviant peer association. The families of 217 runaway adolescents and 249 non-runaway adolescents were classified into the four perceived parenting styles, namely, authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and indifferent. The influence of perceived parenting styles on adolescents' runaway status and deviant behavior was found to be mediated by the adolescents' deviant peer association. Among the runaway adolescents, the significant impact of perceived parenting styles faded away in the face of high level of deviant peer association. The same situation was not found in the non-runaway group. In the non-runaway group, the association between perceived parenting styles and adolescents' deviant behavior remained strong, except for those in high level of association with deviant peers. Findings of the present study showed that parents could play a more effective role in the determinants of delinquent behavior, before the adolescents manifest runaway behavior. By adopting different parenting styles, parents could have notable influence on their teenage children's peer association. Adolescents who came from homes characterized as authoritative had the least deviant peer association which in turn led to the least manifestation of runaway behavior and deviant behavior. In sharp contrast, adolescents who described their parents to be indifferent reported the most deviant peer association, and manifested the most runaway behavior and deviant behavior.

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