Effects of Perceived Parenting Styles on Disruptive Behavior among Adolescents

  • Fehmida Shehzadi Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Ruqia Safdar Bajwa Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Iram Batool Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Asghar Ali Shah Islamic International University Islamabad
Keywords: parenting styles, disruptive behaviour, adolescents


Adolescence is a very crucial stage of development. In order to determine the effect of perceived parenting styles on disruptive behavior, this study was planned to conduct among adolescents. The sample consisted of 120 adolescents who were taken from Multan City by using Purposive sampling technique. Parenting styles scale developed by Jody Powell (1990) and Beck Disruptive Behavior Inventory developed by Beck (2005) were used to assess perceived parenting styles and disruptive behavior respectively. The results indicated that there was a negative correlation between parenting styles and disruptive behavior. Results also showing the significant difference among male and female adolescence disruptive behavior and also defined that there is no significant difference in disruptive behavior among rural and urban adolescence. More studies should be conducted on this issue because it is important to enhance the positive child rearing practices in order to avoid problems in later life.