Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016


Eulalia Fernandes


This study examines resilience and emotional intelligence in adolescents perceiving their parents as showing either functional or dysfunctional patterns of parenting. It also seeks to assess the nature of behavior displayed by dysfunctional parents. The Measure of Parental Style, The Resilience Scale and The Emotional Intelligence Scale were administered to a sample of 100 adolescents belonging to an age range of 16 to 19 years. Data was analyzed using percentages, as well as, t test was applied to measure difference in resilience and emotional intelligence between the two groups. Results obtained revealed that a greater majority of dysfunctional parents used over-controlling behavior as compared to abusive and indifferent behavior. Besides, lower level of resilience was found among adolescents with dysfunctional parenting. With regard to emotional intelligence, findings indicate that dysfunctional parenting was associated with lower level of emotional intelligence. Thus, the study implies that parenting is an important factor influencing personality development of adolescents.


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