Parenting Styles, Self-Esteem and Delinquency among Adolescents
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This study examined the relationship between parenting styles, self-esteem and adolescent delinquency among school going adolescents. It adopted a correlational research design. A sample of 100 adolescents both boys and girls aged between 13 – 20 years were selected by use of simple random technique. Data was collected by use of self-administered questionnaires and was analyzed using the statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Spearman Correlation coefficient (rs) was used to test the significance of the hypotheses. Results revealed that there is a significant relationship between social parenting styles and self-esteem, as well as self-esteem and delinquency among school going adolescents. Additionally results also revealed that there is a significant relationship between parenting styles and delinquency among school going adolescents.