ERIC Number: EJ724507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Parenting Style, Individuation, and Mental Health of Egyptian Adolescents
Dwairy, Marwan; Menshar, Kariman E.
Journal of Adolescence, v29 n1 p103-117 Feb 2006
Three questionnaires that measure parenting style, adolescent-family connectedness, and mental health were administered to 351 Egyptian adolescents. Results show that in rural communities the authoritarian style is more predominant in the parenting of male adolescents, while the authoritative style is more predominant in the parenting of female adolescents. In urban communities, on the other hand, the authoritarian style was more predominant in the parenting of female adolescents. The connectedness of all female adolescents with their family was stronger than that of male adolescents. The connectedness of girls was found to be more emotional and financial in villages and to be more functional in town. Female adolescents reported a higher frequency of psychological disorders. Mental health was associated with authoritative parenting, but not with authoritarian parenting. It seems that authoritarian parenting within an authoritarian culture is not as harmful as within a liberal culture.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Adolescents, Mental Health, Parenting Styles, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Gender Differences, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt