Perceived Parenting Styles among Drug Addict and Non-Addict Medical Students

  • Salma Rehman Islamia college
  • Madiha Asghar Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Islamia College Peshawar
Keywords: drug addiction, authoritarian parenting style, authoritative parenting style, permissive parenting style, medical students


Current study was planned to find out the difference between the perceived parenting styles of drug addict and non-addict medical students. Total sample of the study was two hundred (N=200) medical students that comprised of one hundred addict (n=100) and one hundred (n=100) non-addict medical students with age range of 18 to 29 years. Data was collected from different medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through convenient and snow ball techniques. Data was collected through adolescent’s alcohol and drug usage scale (Moberg, 1991)and parenting styles questionnaire (Buri, 1991) . The results of the study indicated that authoritative parenting style was significantly reported by non-addict medical students, whereas addict medical students reported higher scores on authoritarian parenting style. It can be therefore concluded from the findings of the study that parenting styles play a significant role in the mental wellbeing and promotion of healthy habits among youth. The study supports the idea that controlling parenting style may contribute to promote mental health problems among youth such as drug addiction.

Author Biography

Salma Rehman, Islamia college

Permenant faculty member of psychology department islamia college peshawar, Having MS degree and enrolled in P.hD in Peshawar eniversity.