The relationship between perceived parenting styles and resilience during adolescence
The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between perceived parenting styles and resilience in adolescence. The respondents were a sample of 360 English speaking, multi-cultural subjects, with a mean age of 17,6 years. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to investigate these results. The criterion variables included sense of coherence (measured by Antonovsky's Orientation to Life Questionnaire) and problemfocused, emotion-focused and dysfunctional coping strategies (operationalised by means of the COPE scale). The predictor variables included six scales, namely mother's permissiveness, father's permissiveness, mother's authoritarianism, father's authoritarianism, mother's authoritativeness and father's authoritativeness (measured by means of the Parental Authority Questionnaire). Authoritative parenting provided the most significant contribution to the explanation of the variance in resilience for both culture groups and both sexes.