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Objective: To examine the link of authoritarian parenting style and aggression among adolescents.
Material and Methods: Data was collected from institutes (high school and intermediate colleges) located in Peshawar, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. For the study, Parenting Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) and Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ) were used. For current study the sample (N=200) of boys (n=98) and girls (n=102).
Results: The study findings indicated that both variables (authoritarian parenting style and aggression) significantly correlated in desirable direction (r =.23**). However, results showed the non-significant gender differences on both variables of the study.
Conclusion: Findings highlighted that dominating, harsh and controlling parenting style (authoritarian) stimulated aggressive acts or behavior in youth which promoted more extreme cases in Pakistani society.
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