Parenting Styles: The Impact on Student Achievement

  title={Parenting Styles: The Impact on Student Achievement},
  author={Lola Brown and Shrinidhi Iyengar},
  journal={Marriage \& Family Review},
  pages={14 - 38}
ABSTRACT Parenting style and its impact on student achievement in a multidimensional society continues to pose significant challenges to clinicians, researchers, educators, and parents alike. This literature review summarizes the research surrounding five domains: (1) parental control; (2) gender and parenting style; (3) parental education; (4) perceptual differences between parents and their children; and (5) ethnicity and diversity. Behavioral control and psychological control were found to… 

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