Parenting Styles, Parenting Practices And Adhd: Predicting Oppositional Defiant Behaviour In School And Home Setting

Ayesha Sheraz, Najma Najam


The present research aimed at investigating the relationship amongparenting styles, parenting practices, attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant behaviour (ODB) among school going boys. The study hypothesizes a) a positive relationship among authoritarian, permissive parenting styles, relevant practices and ODB  while negative relationship between authoritative parenting styles and ODB in school as well as home settings, b) positive relationship between ADHD and ODB in school as well as home settings and c) ODB will be predicted from parenting styles, parenting practices and ADHD. The reporting participants about boys (N=200) included teachers (N=40) and parents (N=400).The ODB & ADHD was measured by Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behaviour inventory (Burns, 2010) and parenting styles by Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (Robinson, Mandelco, Olsen, & Hart, 2001). Authoritarian/ permissive styles were significantly correlated with ODB and fathers’ permissiveness, authoritative style and ADHD came out to be significant predictors, differentially across two settings.

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