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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 178-185

Role of Parenting Style in Impulsivity and Perception of Stress among First Year College Students

Dr Partha Malakar1, Debaleena Mullick2

1Assistant Professor, South Calcutta Girls’ College, University of Calcutta
2Case Manager, Keertika Protection Home, Under Hope Foundation

Corresponding Author: Dr Partha Malakar


As a psychological construct parenting style represents some standard strategies which are used by parents for their child rearing practices. The aim of the study is to examine the role of parenting style in the development of impulsivity and perception of stress among the first year college students. The selected participants were Bengali male and female first year college students of Kolkata with their age ranged from 18 to 20 years and monthly family income Rs. 10,000 to 50,000 per month. The total number of respondents were about 200 people (100 males and 100 females) and it was ensured that these respondents did not suffer from chronic physical and mental disturbances as well as for those candidates whose highest scores had fallen in below and above the range of prototypes of PAQ scale (permissiveness, authoritarianism and authoritativeness) as well as in the range of more than one prototype (permissiveness, authoritarianism and authoritativeness) in respect of father and mother, were not considered for the present study. Results of this study indicated that the difference between male and female was significant for both impulsivity and perception of stress. Results further indicated that college students differed significantly in impulsivity and perception of stress with the variation in parenting styles.

Key words: Parenting styles, perception of stress, impulsivity.

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