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Title: 
The relationship between different parenting techniques and the social adjustment of adolescents
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Dec-1999
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Huan, V., & Tan, E. (1999). The relationship between different parenting techniques and the social adjustment of adolescents. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 390-396). Malacca, Malaysia.
Abstract: 
This paper presents findings of a study that was undertaken to examine the
relationship between different parenting techniques and the social adjustment of adolescents
who are between the ages of 14 and 16. Using a General Information Questionnaire and an
adapted version of John Buri’s Parental Authority Questionnaire, the study yielded results
obtained from 2 different groups of adolescents. One group comprised of 224 students from
two secondary schools in Singapore, while the other was made up of 135 adolescents from
three residential homes for juvenile delinquents. Findings of the study revealed significant
differences between the types of parenting techniques employed by the parents of the two
different adolescent groups. The non-delinquents yielded scores which showed that their
parents were more authoritative in their discipline techniques whereas the delinquents’ data
indicated that their parents were more permissive and neglectful in their parenting. Gender
differences were found in the authoritarian parenting sub-scale between the male and female
adolescents. The two groups also differed significantly in terms of their home background,
parents’ educational levels, occupational type and the types of offences they commit. In
addition, the amount of interaction between parent and child, monitoring and supervision, also
differed significantly between the two sample groups.
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This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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