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Title: THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF PARENTING STYLE, PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG ADDIS ABABA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Authors: TILAHUN, GIDEY
Advisors: Ato Desalegn Chalchisa
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 17-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Parenting style and psychosocial adjustment scales were administered to 300 high school students (153 males and 147 females) to examine the interrelationship among Parenting style, psychosocial adjustment and academic achievement. Students’ average scores starting from 8th grade to the present year’s first semester for all subjects were transformed into T- scores to index academic achievement. Results of the multiple regression analysis indicated that except for social competence, both parental acceptance and parental control had significant contributions to academic achievement and measures of psychosocial adjustment. In case of social competence, among the parenting dimensions, it was only parental acceptance that had significant contribution. Multiple regression and path analyses’ results uncovered that both parental acceptance and parental control directly influenced academic achievement and did indirectly through psychosocial adjustment particularly through self-reliance and work orientation. Moreover, results of the 5-Way ANOVA indicated that high school students who described their parents as authoritative were better than their counterparts who rated their parents nonauthoritative in academic achievement and measures of psychosocial adjustment.
Description: A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION BY TILAHUN GIDEY JUNE 2002
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/572
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