Self-Confidence and Parenting: A Correlational Study of School Students

Madhu Gupta, Bindiya Lakhani


The concept of self-confidence is associated with overall development of the school students and today it is widely recognized through the support of parents. The present study was designed to find out the relationship of self-confidence of school students parenting and its modes (rejection vs acceptance, carelessness vs protection, neglect vs indulgence, utopian expectation vs realism, lenient standard vs moralism, freedom vs discipline, faculty role expectation vs realistic role expectation; and marital conflict vs marital adjustment). While employing descriptive survey method, the present study was conducted on a sample of 400 school students. The sample was selected by using random sampling techniques. Self-Confidence Scale developed by Gupta and Lakhani and Parenting Scale developed by Bhardwaj, Sharma and Garg was used for data collection. Product moment correlation (r) was applied to study the relationship among variables under study. The findings of the study revealed significant relationship of self-confidence of school students with parenting and its modes. Significant relationship of self-confidence of school students with mothering, fathering and their modes were also found. The findings have special implications for parents. By providing the loving environment at home, parents can help the children to identify their strengths and weaknesses to enhance the self-confidence of their children.

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