Parenting Styles on the Perceptions of Youth Offenders and the Family

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Rungrudee Wongchum
Kanyapat Chaeye
Chadchadaporn Nuntakwang
Yoavana Chuamuangphan


Purpose: To examine the parenting styles on the perceptions of youth offenders and the family and to compare the perceptions of the parenting styles between youth offenders and the family.

Design: Descriptive comparative study.

Methods: Eighty-six of youth offenders in a district prison, at Chiang Mai Province, and their families were recruited using simple random sampling without replacement. This study used a questionnaire for data collection. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, including frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and chi-square test.

Main findings: The results revealed that authoritative parenting style was perceived most by the youth offenders (79.07%), followed by authoritarian/permissive/uninvolved parenting styles (19.77%). Consistently, the parenting style most reported by the families was authoritative (94.18%), followed by authoritarian/permissive/uninvolved parenting style (3.49%). There was a statistically significant difference between the perceptions of youth offenders and their families towards the parenting styles (p < .05).

Conclusion and recommendations: The youth offenders and their families had different perceptions towards the parenting styles. The relevant organization should find a strategy and develop a program that helps increase mutual understanding between the youth offenders and their families to strengthen their bonds and family hardiness as well as to prevent recidivism.

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Wongchum, R., Chaeye, K. ., Nuntakwang, C. ., & Chuamuangphan, Y. . (2021). Parenting Styles on the Perceptions of Youth Offenders and the Family. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 39(1), 38–46. Retrieved from
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