Problem-solving skills and its relationship to parenting styles among adolescents
Hosnia Shehata Mohamed and Manal Abo Elial Abo Elkiat
Parental styles play the most important role in adolescence's education. The impact of family on adolescence's education can vary depending on the parents' style. The first place where individual’s all developmental fields are shaped is near environment. One of the most important environmental factors in shaping the personality is parental style. The purpose of the study was to identify the relationship between parenting styles and the skills of problem-solving amongadolescent.
Design: A descriptive correlational design was adopted by the researcher for the study.
Sampling: The adolescents were selected on the basis of stratified random sampling technique. The sample consisted of adolescent students382 adolescents and 382 parents (either parents of each child).
Tool: Social Problem-Solving Inventory Revised and Parental styles scale were the tools used for the study.
Result: showed positive high-level correlation between parenting styles and adolescents' problem-solving dimensions.
Conclusion: parenting styles were a significant predictor of problem-solving skills in adolescents.
Recommendation: There is need for training program that will serve as parent training intervention so as to equip the parents with the skills required for being both encourage achievement and acceptance.