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Vaspitni postupci roditelja iz ugla adolescenata
Parental Rearing Practices from the Perspective of Adolescents

Author(s): Slađana Zuković, Stefan Ninković, Kristina Krstić
Subject(s): Psychology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: parenting; adolescence; parental rearing practices; emotional warmth; monitoring and control;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the phenomenon of parenting in families with adolescents. Special emphasis is placed on the exploration of the concept of parenting rearing practices through the dimensions of parental emotional warmth, control and monitoring. Based on that, starting from the standpoint about the importance of child’s perception of parental behaviour, this paper presents the results of the research aimed at examining adolescents’ view of parental rearing practices. The instrument used in the research consisted of three subscales (emotional warmth, monitoring, control), as well as the questions about socio-demographic variables. The sample included 154 second grade students of secondary school, i.e. adolescents. The findings have shown that adolescents perceived parental warmth as the most present and parental monitoring and control as less present parental rearing practice. Mother’s parental rearing practices were perceived as significantly more present compared to those of the father. Also, it was found that the gender of respondents is a significant variable in the perception of parental rearing practices, while family characteristics (family social status, family structure, parent’s educational level and the number of children in the family) have not been proved as statistically significant variables. The concluding part emphasizes the need for further research of the factors that determine father’s role in the family with adolescents, and the need to develop parent’s awareness of the benefits related to adolescent’s self-disclosure in the process of parental monitoring.

  • Issue Year: 18/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 125-143
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian