M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Academic achievement--United States; Parent and child--United States; Parenting--United States; Teenagers--Substance use--United States
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether correlations existed between parenting style, degree of supervision, risky behavior (substance use) and academic achievement. Subjects' responses were also summarized to develop a profile of the population's behaviors and attitudes.
The study was based on 57 high school seniors' responses to a 95-item questionnaire which they voluntarily completed during their home economics class at Woodstown High School in southern New Jersey.
Relationships were analyzed by applying the chi square test for independence using the critical value of alpha at .05. The results of this analysis indicated that the hypothesized relationships approached but did not reach significance. A positive relationship between parenting style and substance use and between degree of supervision and substance use was found at the critical value of alpha at .10.
McCullough, David L., "Effect of parenting style and supervision on adolescent risky behavior and academic achievement" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 2261.