Document Type : Original Article


Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing- Faculty of nursing- Zagazig University


Parenting styles refer to relationship and the characteristic of this relation parents make with their kids. Parenting styles has vital role in the learning and personality development process of their kids. The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between parenting styles and adolescents’
personality traits . Subjects and Methods: Research design: A descriptive correlational research design was utilized in the present study. Setting: this study was conducted at three secondary schools in Abo-Hamad city. Subjects: purposive sample composed of400 students from the previous mentioned setting were recruited. Tools of data collection: three tools were used for data collection; they are Socio-demographic data sheet, Big Five Inventory (BFI) and Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ). Results: The results of the present study indicated that there was significant positive correlation between permissive parenting style and openness personality traits. Authoritarian parenting style was positively correlated with neuroticism and negatively correlated with agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness. Furthermore, authoritative parenting style has significant positive correlation with agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness personality traits. Conclusion: it was concluded that there was statistically significant relationship between parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive), and personality traits (conscientiousness, Openness, agreeableness, and neuroticism) among studied sample. Recommendations: counselling program for parents on the impact of different parenting styles on adolescents’ personality traits should be available. This will help parents to understand the influence of implementing the parenting style that would enhance the development of their kid’s.


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