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description Journal article public Selangor Humaniora Review

The Relationship Between Parenting Style and Children's Social Problems in Sungai Sumun, Perak

Siti Nazhirah Abu, Fatin Najihah Amran, Uzzairah Nabilah Ahmad Tazli
Published 19 December 2021

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the relationship between parenting style and children's social problems in Sungai Sumun, Perak. This study has three research objectives. First, it was done to study the relationship between parents' dominant parenting style towards children in Sungai Sumun, Perak. Second, it aims to examine the frequency of social problems in Sungai Sumun, Perak. The third is to study the significant relationship between parenting style with children's social problems in Sungai Sumun, Perak. The sample size was 145 respondents from parents. Sample selection used a simple random sampling method. The use of the Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) as a research instrument to measure the constructs of parenting style. The use of questions to measure these social problem constructs has been used as a research instrument. Spearmen's Rank analysis examined the correlation between parenting style and social problems. Descriptive findings indicate that parents' most dominant parenting style is Authoritative. Findings show a significant relationship between parenting style and social problems of children in Sungai Sumun, Perak. Through this study, it can be concluded that parenting style can contribute to the factors of social problems occurring in Malaysia today.  

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