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The Relationship between Parents’ Child Rearing Styles and Their Children’s Quality of Life and Mental Health

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Author(s): Mustafa Bolghan-Abadi | Sayed-Ali Kimiaee | Fatemeh Amir

Journal: Psychology
ISSN 2152-7180

Volume: 02;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 230;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Child Rearing Styles | Quality of Life | Mental Health

ABSTRACT
Enhancing people’s quality of life and their mental health is one of the challenges for the “World Health Organization”. As parents have a close interpersonal relationship with their children, they play an important role in changing their children’s quality of life and mental health. However, the important question is whether parents’ child rearing styles affect children’s quality of life and mental health. The purpose of this article is to investigate the role of parents’ child rearing styles in children’s quality of life and mental health. The main hypothesis is that the parenting styles have a significant role in predicting the quality of life and mental health. The population of the research included all of the high school students in Neyshabour city as well as their parents who were selected through a random sampling method. For data collection, Baumrind’s parents’ child rearing styles, the quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) and Goldberg’s mental health questionnaires were employed. For data analysis in the descriptive level mean, standard deviation and Pierson’s correlation methods were utilized, and Multiple Regression Test was used at the inference level. The findings show that the main hypothesis is approved.
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