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Parental Support and its Relationship with Mental Stability within Adolescence and its Impact on Academic Performance.

Lawani, Karine (2020) Parental Support and its Relationship with Mental Stability within Adolescence and its Impact on Academic Performance. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Parents are the steppingstones of mental and academic development of any child. This study aimed to investigate parental support of a mother or a father and its relationship with mental stability and the impact it has on academic performance. N (102) males and females were recruited to take part in a 50-question survey using the Perceived Parental Support - PASS- scale (Mageau et al., 2015). and the Mental Health Inventory – MHI Scale (Veit & Ware, 1983). In order to access their levels of parental support, mental stability, depression and anxiety levels and their academic performance. Through conducting an independent sample T-test and Pearson product multiple regression analysis the results indicated that there was a strong significant relationship between parental support and mental instability in adolescence p<.001. Males that scored higher for levels of depression directly scored lower for levels of parental support. The results found that there was not a significant link to parental support and academic performance but does not diminish the possibilities of the variables being correlated. This study aimed to focus on the importance of educating parents of the importance and the role support has on child development, most importantly at an early age.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Child psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 12:00
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 12:00
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4859

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