The Parenting Style that Yields Better Academic Performance in Tertiary Students
Keywords:Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, Neglectful, Academic Performance
Parenting plays a significant role in the life of any child. The type of parenting a child is exposed to can determine a lot of things in the person’s life. One such significant variable is academic performance. In the Ghanaian context, this study delves into finding out the parenting style which most of the academically inclined (with high CGPA) tertiary students in the Greater Accra region are exposed to in their homes. By extension, this study searches for the parenting style that positively affects tertiary students’ academic performance. To achieve the objectives of this study, data is gathered from questionnaires administered to students and interviewing of lecturers. This study therefore identifies and describes the prevalent parenting styles and also finds out the strengths and weaknesses of the identified main parenting practices. Lastly, it concludes and recommends neglectful parenting style as the best parental practice when it comes to the academic success of tertiary students.
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