Purpose: This research aims to contribute to the existing knowledge on the relationship between parenting styles and happiness levels.
Design/methodology/approach: The study utilized a sample of participants who were parents with children of 14-18 years of age. Data was collected through surveys, incorporating measures of parenting styles and subjective happiness. The research design allowed for the exploration of different parenting styles (e.g., authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and uninvolved) and their associations with adolescent happiness. Statistical analysis techniques, such as correlation and regression, were employed to analyse the data.
Findings: The findings of this study suggest a significant correlation between parenting styles and adolescent’s happiness. Specifically, the authoritative parenting style was found to be positively associated with higher levels of adolescent’s happiness, while the authoritarian and permissive styles showed negative associations. These results highlight the importance of a balanced and supportive parenting approach in fostering adolescent’s happiness.
Practical implications: The findings of this research have practical implications for parents, educators, and professionals in the field of child development. Understanding the impact of different parenting styles on adolescent happiness can guide interventions and support programs aimed at promoting positive parenting practices and enhancing overall well-being.
Originality/value: This research contributes to the existing literature by shedding light on the relationship between parenting styles and happiness of adolescents. It expands upon previous studies by examining a diverse sample of parents and utilizing a comprehensive assessment of parenting styles and adolescents happiness. The insights gained from this study provide valuable insights into the role of parenting in shaping adolescent’s well-being and offer avenues for further research in this area.
Keywords: Parenting styles, Adolescents, Happiness, well-being, Authoritarian parenting, Authoritative parenting, Permissive parenting, and Uninvolved parenting.