Effect of Parenting Styles on Internet Addiction among Adolescents

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Nimisha Shukla, Dr. Shikha Srivastava


Parents play a significant role in molding the behavior and attitude of their children. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of Parenting Styles on Internet Addiction among adolescents of Delhi, India. For this purpose, a sample of 200 adolescents was collected from Delhi using random sampling method, wherein, 100 adolescents were Internet Addicted and 100 were Non-addicted adolescents. The Internet Addiction Test (Young, 1998) and the Parental Authority Questionnaire (Buri, 1991) were used to assess Internet Addiction and Parenting Style, respectively. The results indicated significant difference in the Authoritarian and Permissive Parenting Styles in both the groups –  Internet addicted and Non-Addicted.

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