Journal of Social Sciences

The Influence of Parents in Adolescents' Misbehavior

Habibah Elias and Nooreen Noordin

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.423.427

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 423-427


Positive relationships within the family, parental support, a consistent and constructive parental discipline style and adult supervision tend to be related negatively to adolescents deviant behaviors and their associations with deviant peers. Poor family relationships were found to be associated with higher levels of delinquent behaviors, possibly due to the fact that parents in those families provided poor role models and engaged in ineffective discipline strategies. Problem statement: A considerable number of secondary school students were involved in delinquent behavior and they are not doing well in school. School authorities with the supervision of education departments and the Ministry of Education have done their best to guide and monitor students


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