THE ROLE OF PERCEIVED PARENTING STYLES IN RISK BEHAVIOR AMONG 10 TO 16 YEAR-OLD STUDENTS
[ROZDIELY V RIZIKOVOM SPRAVANI ZIAKOV VO VEKU 10-16 ROKOV VZHLADOM NA PERCIPOVANY VYCHOVNY STYL]
Robert Tomsik – Marcela Veresova
The main objective of the study is to identify the differences in risk behavior in relation to the perceived pupils' parenting styles. A Risk behavior questionnaire, consisting of six subscales, was used to examine individual forms of risk behavior, while a standardized DZSVR questionnaire was used to examine parenting styles. The research sample consists of pupils of elementary schools in all regions of the Slovak Republic, specifically 988 pupils aged between 10 and 16 years old. In the research, differences in risk behaviors were identified with regard to perceived parenting style. The results show that the highest mean scores of all forms of risk behaviors are shown by pupils who have been raised with autocratic and indifferent parenting styles, while the least endangered group is pupils who were raised with social-integrative parenting style.
Parenting styles, risk behavior, family, education, puberty