The power of predicting perceived parenting styles and demographic variables on girl student's loneliness feeling.

laali, ahmad (2008) The power of predicting perceived parenting styles and demographic variables on girl student's loneliness feeling. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 10 (37). pp. 71-78.

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Loneliness feeling is an unpleasant status, negative emotional response and perceived dissatisfaction with one's social relationships. This distressing and unpleasant experience can be lead to cognitive, emotional and behavioral maladjustments in adolescent stage. There is some evidence that parenting styles are related to social competences of children and adolescents. According to this, some pervious researchers focus on parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian and permissive) for predicting loneliness feeling in young people. On the other hand, based on bronfenbrenner's ecological approach, some research has shown that family contexts (socioeconomic status, family education and child sex) are important for understanding social development and loneliness feeling. Based on interactional model, the present study tries to clarify the power of different dimensions of perceived parenting styles and demographic variables in predicting of loneliness feeling for girl student adolescents. Methods and Materials: Method of present study was correlational and stepwise multiple regression model. Using multi-stage sampling, the sample volume estimated (n=416), according to Krejcie and Morgan formula. Three questioners, Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire, Differential loneliness scale and demographics were used for gathering of data. Results: results based on stepwise multiple regressions revealed that three stage, were the most significant for predicting of dependent variable (loneliness feeling). In the first stage,connection dimension of authoritative parenting style (warms and support) was strongly correlated with criterion variable(R=0.534, R2=0.385, F=0.000). In the second stage, two components (connection and autonomy) of authoritative parenting style could predict significantly loneliness feeling (R=0.556, R2=0.39, F=0.000). Finally, in the third stage, three variables (connection, autonomy and socioeconomic status) were the most for prediction of independent variable(R=0.563, R2=0.317, F=0.000). Discussions: According to the results, authoritative parenting style, especially connection and autonomy dimensions; and socioeconomic status can decrease loneliness feeling in girl students. These implications should be considered by mental health organizations, parents and clinical consulters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 21:02
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 21:02

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