Fostering Resilience: The Impact of Perceived Parenting Styles in Cultivating Resilience in Indian Adolescents
Author : Anvii Mishra
Lotus Valley International School, Noida
Resilient children are shown to grow into more mature and successful individuals. Against this background, understanding what factors lead to the cultivation of resilience could help in fostering this virtue in children. The present study focuses on understanding the elements of Indian parenting styles, as perceived through the lens of Indian adolescents, and examines their impact on cultivating resilience in adolescents through a -quantitative approach i.e. survey was conducted for 45 adolescents (14= males, 30= females, 1= non-binary) of age group 12-18 years living in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, who were asked to rate their parents’ parenting styles through a series of statements that reveal specific parenting styles identified. Among the various parenting styles, the findings of the study indicate permissive and authoritative are correlated with overall development and fostering resilience in Indian adolescents. This implies that parents’ should seek to deploy a mixture of these elements of parenting in order to foster resilience among their adolescents.