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Parental Modernity and Adolescent Health Concern


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1 Department of Psychology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
     

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There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children's personality, character, and health. The functions of parenting greatly influence how children develop. Amidst the understanding of the importance of the parent-child relationship, it becomes crucial to decipher whether the parental modernity really affect the health concerns of adolescents. The present study looked into the parental modernity from the perspective of health concerns of adolescents. A total of 280 parents (including both mother and father) along with their 140 adolescent children (66 boys and 74 girls) were selected randomly. Individual Modernity Scale was administered on parents and Adolescent Health Concern Inventory was administered on adolescents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. The analysis revealed that adolescents of modern parents are much more health concerned than those adolescents of traditional parents. Girls are more concerned about health as compared to boys. Implications, limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

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Parental Modernity, Health Concern and Adolescents.
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Ritu
Department of Psychology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Madhu Anand
Department of Psychology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Abstract


There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children's personality, character, and health. The functions of parenting greatly influence how children develop. Amidst the understanding of the importance of the parent-child relationship, it becomes crucial to decipher whether the parental modernity really affect the health concerns of adolescents. The present study looked into the parental modernity from the perspective of health concerns of adolescents. A total of 280 parents (including both mother and father) along with their 140 adolescent children (66 boys and 74 girls) were selected randomly. Individual Modernity Scale was administered on parents and Adolescent Health Concern Inventory was administered on adolescents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. The analysis revealed that adolescents of modern parents are much more health concerned than those adolescents of traditional parents. Girls are more concerned about health as compared to boys. Implications, limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

Keywords


Parental Modernity, Health Concern and Adolescents.