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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement and the Influence of Culture

  • Open or Close Purificación Checa1 and Alicia Abundis-Gutierrez2*

    1Department of Education and Development Psychology, Universityof Granada, Spain

    2Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

    *Corresponding author: Alicia Abundis-Gutierrrez, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Campus de los Valles,Universidad de Guadalajara, México

Submission: July 09, 2018;Published: July 12, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2018.01.000518

ISSN 2639-0612
Volume1 Issue4


There is robust evidence on the influence of parenting styles on children and adolescents academic achievement. Based on Baumrind’s model of parenting styles, the majority of studies conclude that the authoritative parenting style is the most efficient to enhance academic achievement, in contrast to authoritarian and permissive parenting styles that are most commonly associated with academic achievement in a negative direction. However, there is an important line of research that indicates that culture plays a crucial role in the relation between parenting and academic success and that Baumrind´s model may not always fit the parenting styles observed in non-western societies.

Keywords: Parenting styles;Culture;Academic achievement

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