Parenting Styles on the Perceptions of Youth Offenders and the Family

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Rungrudee Wongchum
Kanyapat Chaeye
Chadchadaporn Nuntakwang
Yoavana Chuamuangphan

Abstract

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 https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/241423
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